Emergency services were called to a house in Guangxi Province in China after the female had stood in the toilet bowl and got her limbs wedged.

The white porcelain bowl, which was set into the floor, had to be destroyed by the fire crew, but when their specialist equipment didn’t work, they had to resort to the common household item in order to dig her out.

After the emergency services had carefully dug away some of the earth with a spoon, the woman was eventually able to lift her foot free.

According to local reports, the woman had slipped while taking a shower and got her foot stuck in the small toilet bowl. Thankfully, despite her ordeal, she managed to escape with just a few cuts and bruises.