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
.....maybe he missed the ship at the last port and was just trying to catch up???
Mary Lou Scanlon
NCL Pride of America April 24, 2010
NCL Epic February 12, 2011
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 18, 2011
Celebrity Eclipse - February 11, 2012:
RCCL Navigator OTS - February 9, 2013
I was taking pictures of the Veendam and Amsterdam when I noticed something in the air above the ship, which wasn't there before. The Veendam went underneath the bridge, and the next thing I know, there is this man hanging halfway below the bridge on a rope!
If you scroll down through the Chit-chat board, I have posted a thread titled "countdown clock tutorial." It gives the instructions for creating a countdown clock. Although I believe the images have been removed, you may still be able to figure it out from the instructions.
Now posting as MichelleP.