Fence climbers are a normal occurrence at festivals world over. Some get away with it and manage to enjoy the festival at the expense of promoters’ blood, sweat and tears, while others get caught and promptly removed off the premises.
However things got a little crazier for a fence climber at Amsterdam’s Mystic Garden this past weekend. After entering the festival illegally with two other men, the man was caught by festival security and taken to the medical tent as he was clearly under the influence, at which point things made a turn for the worst. He became delusional and aggressive and despite the attempt of three security personnel to keep him detained, he ran off to the west side of the park and dove into the waters of the Sloterplas, a local lake.
Due to his behavior the medical team deduced the man was under the influence of LSD and, worried about his personal safety, called local police to help get him out of the lake waters and under proper care and treatment. A police helicopter with heat cameras had to be used to locate the man in question, while police closed parts of the street and used a boat to get him back to safety.
It’s important to note that Mystic Garden Festival security and medical personnel did everything in their power to help the man, following standard protocol in the process.