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

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Legally Bland, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. TTF14

    TTF14 Spaceship Headlight Pattern Expert

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    How sad :(. I wish he'd been able to get the help he needed :(.

    ETA: I mean, I wish it would have been working to heal him. I realize he was getting help. So very sad :(.
     
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  2. Elainera

    Elainera Well-Known Member

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    Very desperate and in much mental anguish is my guess :( He looks very strong and fit too. Not many would have managed to climb up there.

    I just want to give him a hug. He seems the kind of guy I'd like to be friends with.
     
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  3. scandinavian girl

    scandinavian girl Well-Known Member

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    This is so so sad, he and his loved ones has been on my mind non stop since it happened.
     
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    Worker, it sounds like R.I.P. MR. Longcake.
     
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    This is just such a sad story. Poor guy
     
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    What a horrible set of decisions the rescue services had to make - a helicopter could have made him fall, anyone climbing up the ladder could have made him fall. There's no way they could have let him fall in front of all those people let alone risking the lives of rescuers on the chimney. The only way he could have been saved, realistically, is if the 90m cherry picker was more instantly available. A tragic story all round.
     
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    Sadly, I think if it weren't for lawsuits, they might've tried the helicopter. Maybe that would've caused or contributed to his death, but at least there was a chance. Now he's dead anyway and had no chance with the cherrypicker.
     
  9. Ibiz

    Ibiz Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

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    I really dont understand the appeal of high places. Especially tall chimneys .

     
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