A Chinese man, identified only as Hu Yongxu, was rescued after being lost for two days in a forest, trapped by a balloon up a tree.
Hu became stranded after the hydrogen balloon he was using to pick nuts from a tree became untethered and started floating away with him still on it.
A 500 person search team was deployed to rescue him safely, and were able to spot the balloon after it got stuck in a tree.
The rescue team were then able to instruct Hu on how to safely deflate the balloon and get to safety.
Hu sustained minor injuries on his back and his waist and is now recovering in a hospital.
Hu’s experience is reportedly not too uncommon among pine nut pickers, as the use of hydrogen or helium balloons for this type of work has been the norm in China.