Read this on a newsgroup - Some people will do anything to get on a cruise -
Sunday, September 29, 2002
VANCOUVER - A man attempting to rappel from the Lions Gate Bridge onto
a passing cruise ship on Sunday ended up in a police boat instead, say
emergency workers who responded.
"The report came in that he was bungee jumping and that he hit his head on the cruise ship," said Capt. Erin Ferguson of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service, who sent a crew to assist police.
"But what he did was he was repelling down a rope to get on the cruise ship
and he missed," said Ferguson. "That's the story we got from police."
Ferguson said the man continued to rappel down and landed in a police boat
that was responding to the incident. "They were just waiting for him at the bottom," he said.
Ferguson said the man was arrested. BCTV reported the man was
not taken to hospital and that witnesses saw the man wearing a harness and
swinging from the bridge. The bridge, one of two that crosses Burrard Inlet,
links Vancouver with the cities of North and West Vancouver.
Name of ship not revealed yet. In Vancouver yesterday was
They did say he bounced off the tennis court protective
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