A woman who had spent four hours smoking super-strength ‘skunk’ cannabis had to be rescued after she climbed a 40ft electricity pylon while hallucinating that it was a bridge.

Horrified locals spotted the 21-year-old - from Zlin, Czech Republic - apparently trying to cross a river and called the emergency services.

Police spokesman Jan Macalikova said: “It was a nightmare because she was very much under the influence of drugs and wasn’t making much sense.

“She was convinced, though, that the pylon was a bridge across the Morava river.”

Drugs counsellors and police eventually persuaded her to come down after two hours on the pylon.

“She received treatment at hospital for her drugs consumption but was otherwise unhurt. She’s lucky she didn’t get a new high - high voltage,” added the police spokesman.          –Agencies