The unnamed individual spent more than 5 hours in the rusty, smelly pipe which takes stormwater straight out to sea. He inched his way up the 220m+ outfall from an outlet on Shanklin Esplanade.
Exhausted and fearing he would never make it out alive, the man caught a glimpse of daylight through a drain cover when his tea light failed on him. The hope of getting out of the pipe spurred him another 10 metres and he was able to summon help.
Firefighters and Police rushed to the scene at Hope Road after the alarm was raised. They were able to successfully pull the male out of the pipe.
Cllr Karen Lucioni has taken to Facebook today to tell her followers of the unbelievable, but true, incident which Island Echo understands took place on the evening of 8th July.
When questioned why he carried out the incredibly dangerous act, the casualty said it was on his bucket list.
Island Roads have since placed barriers over the entrance to the outfall. No one should ever attempt to enter the pipe or any other pipe.