A Russian man was rescued from a trash chute after he became stuck during a desperate attempt to escape his girlfriend, the Ria Novosti news agency reported Thursday.

The 32-year-old attempted a rapid exit from the eighth floor of the apartment block in the Siberian city of Tyumen on Wednesday.

He squeezed into the narrow garbage chute on the eighth floor of the block and was able to slide down three floors before he became firmly wedged.

"An eyewitness reported to the regional rescue service that there was a man in the chute ... The rescuers' crew found a man, who was stuck at the fifth floor, in the garbage disposal," a spokeswoman for the emergency services said.

Pictures released by the emergency services showed the glum-looking man sitting helplessly in the chute before he was cut out.

It was not immediately clear what prompted the man to make such a desperate attempt to flee his girlfriend.