Manama: A Kuwaiti had the scare of his life in a nightmare and called the police for help.

The police received a call from a man who pleaded for help and shouted before he hanged up the telephone, a source told news site Al Aan.

The police traced the call and were able to locate the caller.

A police car and an ambulance were dispatched the address, but the police and paramedics were shocked when the man walked up to them to say that he had a terrible nightmare and thought that the only way for him to get out of it was to request help.

"I apologise for all this, but it was a terrible nightmare," he reportedly said.

The news site said that the Kuwaiti man was about to get married and that he refused to give details about the nightmare.