10/04/2014 12:35 BST | Updated 11/04/2014 05:59 BST

Teenager Shaun Dibsdale Stuck In Child's Swing Has To Be Rescued By Firemen (PICTURES)

Here’s how to lose all vestiges of “cool” in record time.

Step 1: Squeeze into tiny child’s swing in order to smoke a cigarette.

Step 2: Get stuck fast, necessitating rescue via firecrew.

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Sheepish: A stuck Shaun Dibsdale is attended to by firemen

That’s it.

Let’s give a hand to 17-year-old Shaun Dibsdale, who found himself wedged in the seat for a solid 30 minutes before firemen were able to free him.

Unable to pull him out the seat, they eventually took the swing to pieces using a trusty Allen key.

Dibsdale, from Frome, Somerset, was treated for thigh injuries by paramedics before being taken home.

He should be thanking his lucky stars really - he could have ended up like the chap in Northern California who was left dangling in a playground swing set for NINE hours after accepting a $100 bet.

Vallejo Police said the man managed to slide into the seat using liquid laundry detergent but then got stuck - at which point his loyal friends took off.

A groundskeeper found the man screaming for help the next morning. Firefighters cut the chains off the swing and took him to the hospital, where a cast cutter was used to remove the seat.

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