Drunk Backpacker Woke Up On Roof

An Irish backpacker woke up befuddled on Tuesday morning to find himself stuck on a Darwin roof after a drunken nap, and had to be rescued by emergency services.

The man told police he had no idea how he got on top of the CBD building.

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An Irish backpacker sleeps on a roof after a late night out.
An Irish backpacker sleeps on a roof after a late night out. Photo: Northern Territory Police

Senior Sergeant Garry Smith took to Facebook on Tuesday morning to say the incident wasn't out of the ordinary for police in the Northern Territory capital.

"Every now and again we respond to community calls for assistance that do not always make total sense," he wrote.

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Emergency workers help an Irish backpacker off a roof in the Darwin CBD.
Emergency workers help an Irish backpacker off a roof in the Darwin CBD.  Photo: Northern Territory Police

" ... like this morning, the NT Fire and Rescue Service [were] called out to (no not a kitty cat stuck up a tree) a backpacker stuck up on a roof after the `Gee-Eyed' male decided this was a good place for a kip."

He told AAP "gee-eyed" was "Irish slang for blind drunk, basically".

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Source : http://www.smh.com.au/national/drunk-backpacker-rescued-from-darwin-roof-20160712-gq3thl.html

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