Man falls into lake while texting on his phone

A man in his fifties was plucked out of the cool waters of Lake Mälaren in Västerås in eastern Sweden on Sunday after he fell in while texting on his phone.

Man falls into lake while texting on his phone
Photo: DPA

The man fell in to the lake by the bridge near Mälargatan in the city in the early hours of Sunday morning. Apparently oblivious to his surroundings, the man tripped over the edge and fell into the water.

"It could have ended really badly," said Ann-Charlotte Israelsson at Västerås police.

The man was unable to get back out of the water himself and called for help. Several people responded to his calls and the police and emergency services arrived at around 3am on Sunday to assist.

The man was rushed to hospital with unspecified injuries. There was no information as to the whereabouts of the man's telephone.

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