Shop Worker Rescued After 16ft Wave Of Foam Traps Him

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash


A Spanish supermarket worker has been rescued after this huge wave of foam reaching 16 feet high engulfed him.

The bizarre incident took place in the Plaza industrial area in the city of Zaragoza, in the northern Spanish region of Aragon as the 30-year-old man was working outside a Mercadona supermarket.

Local media report the wave of foam was caused by the fire emergency system of the logistics company Kuehne+Nagel, which was activated for reasons unknown.

The mass of foam reportedly travelled down a 200-metre corridor before reaching the supermarket in a face reaching five metres (16 feet) in height.

Firefighters were called and seven vehicles and 16 firefighters attended the emergency, with the foam lowering visibility and increasing the difficulty of the rescue. Some of the team went to the roof terrace of the building to guide their colleagues to the stranded man through a z-shaped passageway.

The worker was eventually rescued and taken to the Quiron hospital, with firefighters saying his condition was not serious but he was shocked by the incident.

Firefighters worked to clean the area of the foam into the early hours of the morning today (Tuesday) with startling images showing how the area was left as if covered in thick snowfall.

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