What happened

1. Mr Mohd Ani Mohd, 82, accidentally gets his arm trapped in a drainpipe in his bathroom while trying to retrieve something. He is stuck for more than 10 hours.

2. Son discovers him at 11am and calls family while trying to pull him out. They eventually call the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) at around noon.

3. SCDF arrives in six minutes.

Unable to pull him out, they use cutting tools and breaking equipment to prise the pipe open from the ceiling of unit below.

4. At the same time, an SCDF ambulance crew and a medical team from Changi Hospital monitor Mr Mohd Ani and give him painkillers. After three hours, he is freed and taken to Changi General Hospital.