UK - Man trapped upside-down on top of 290 foot tall chimney, Carlisle, 28 Oct 2019

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  1. Mrs Marple

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    I hope he's just unconscious.

    His poor family :(
     
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  3. Mrs Marple

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    Imagine seeing that on tv
     
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    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    Posted at 15:5515:55
    Rescuers climb into 290ft chimney in rescue operation
    Specialist rescuers from the Lancashire rescue team are on top of the 290ft Dixons Chimney in the operation to rescue the man who has ben trapped on a ladder on the opposite side of the towering brick flue.

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    Police have told Sky News there are "no signs of life" from a man hanging upside down on top of a 290ft (88m) chimney in Carlisle.

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    Superintendent Matt Kennerley of Cumbria Police said emergency services were "working tirelessly" to bring him down.

    He said they know his identity and officers are with his family.

    'No signs of life' from man dangling from 290ft Dixon's Chimney in Cumbria
     
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  6. Mrs Marple

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    Ahh no. Still keeping my fingers crossed for this poor fella.
     
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    Jeez and l just read someone heard a wailing at 10.30 last night. It'll be dark soon.
     
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    What in the world was he doing up there? Was he intending to jump?
     
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    I believe so . He might have given choice to do so.
     
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    I was wondering what he was doing up thete in the middle of the night too. I could only come up with stealing something, copper lightening rod came to mind. That would be a log strip of copper from the top of that chimney to the ground. I know that thieves have taken a chain saw to phone poles to steal the copper before now. Moo
     
  13. Mrs Marple

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    Ahh the no top might make sense if he wasn't in a good frame of mind.
     
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    Oh no :(

    I was hoping the medics might be able to bring him back once he got on the ground, but it must have taken a terrible toll on his body.

    I had wondered if he'd gone up a ladder that had fallen away as he got to the top, as the part where his leg was trapped looked like it might have belonged to a ladder.
     
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    What a horrible way to die. Rip. I wish they would blur out those images for his family's sake.
     
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    I was expecting this outcome, he didn´t look alive in that picture posted here, My condolences to family and friends. May he rest in peace.
     
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    I agree.
    It was a bit of light hearted banter when we thought they would get him down and his mates would give him a ribbing in the pub in a few days. Now it isn't and no one needs to see that image. Poor chap.
     
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    You could see the lividity where his blood had pooled downwards. Apparently rescuers were able to communicate with him up until mid-morning, after which time there was no response.

    I've been reading a bit more about the risks of hanging upside down for long periods:

    At first, blood begins to rush to your head as soon as you flip over. Eventually, that can cause a blood vessel to rupture or trigger a brain haemorrhage. But most complications are caused by asphyxiation, or the lack of oxygen. When you’re upside down, your organs put extra weight on your lungs, making it harder to breathe. Heart problems can also arise because you have a lot more blood flowing toward your heart, meaning your heart has to pump harder than usual. And dangling for too long is bad for your eyes too. The pressure inside your eye can double when you’re upside down, which can cause vision problems.

    I just hoped he passed out peacefully without knowing he was about to die. Awful.
     
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