In a decrepit backyard in a well-to-do suburb a Wellington woman has learned a valuable lesson: Don't stand on rotten wood over a chasm.
The woman was exploring a backyard in an abandoned house in Hawker St, Mount Victoria, on Saturday when the plywood broke down, sending each plummeting down a deep hole from which firefighters had to retrieve her.
Her friend Iasona – After a failed attempt to retrieve her – videoed the debacle and posted on Facebook.
"Just think of it as a Survivor Challenge – But this is your life, not money, "he called down the hole.
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Then, as a crew from Fire & Emergency was arriving, he asked, "Shall I put this over so dramatic?", Referring to the rotten wood.
Iasona said his friend was scared of two things – spiders and how much further.
But afterwards, with just a few bruises, the video was put on Facebook.
"You have to take the piss out of her – she would have done the same thing," he said.
Neighbors said the house, neighboring St Gerard's Monastery, had been abandoned for years.
A Fire & Emergency spokesman.