Everyone who has ever indulged in psychedelic drugs has likely had a bad trip or two, but… no one (that I know of) can outdo a Swiss man who went missing over the weekend at Disneyland, Paris.
It wasn’t until after an exhaustive 130-person search-and-rescue mission which included 30 firefighters, 10 divers, 10 policemen, and 80 Disneyland Paris employees and a police helicopter with a thermal-imaging camera that a effort that a 32-year-old Swiss man was located in near a Peter Pan themed area that I’ve never been to so I can’t properly describe.
According to Le Parisien, he was reported missing by his girlfriend late Friday night, after taking LSD and falling into a man-made lake near Pirate’s Beach in Adventureland, Paris.
A follow-up story on Monday by Le Parisien brought us all the crucial details:
“He was walking in the middle of the road. He did not have a centimeter of cloth on him and he walked barefoot,” the shocked driver who found the Swiss man told Le Parisien, translated from French. “I stopped, got out of the car and went to meet him.”
The 44-year-old diver took the naked man to his house, clothed him, and drove him to Disneyland Paris… which was roughly a 25-mile drive which as kind gesture that saved the man of whatever decency he had left.
The diver reported that he had scratches on his hands and legs and “did not remember anything,” which given his circumstances is probably for the best.
The Swiss man and his girlfriend were detained by the local police for narcotics use and released Saturday afternoon.
Luckily for all you $DIS stock owners, the Disneyland Paris officials told the International Business Times that the late-night search effort had no impact on park operations and did not disrupt visitors.
Shoutout: Major props to the diver who saved not only the Swiss man’s dignity and life, but also my faith in humanity.