Monday, November 27, 2006

NAH! Yuh making joke!

Found this story here.


So you think you're having a bad day? In California, wildfires are part of the natural cycle of the forest. They are caused by lightning, by arson, by acts of God. Brave firefighters earn their livings extingiushing these ravenous blazes.

Recently, Fire Marshals found a corpse in a rural section of California while they were assessing the damage done by a recent forest fire. The deceased male was dressed in diving gear consisting of a recently-melted wetsuit, a dive tank, flippers, and facemask. Apparently the man had been participating in recreational diving fairly recently.

A post-mortem examination attributed death not to burns, but to massive internal injuries. Salt water was found in his stomach. Dental records provided a positive identification of a man who had been reported missing a week before, and the next-of-kin were notified. Investigators then set about determining how a fully clad diver ended up in the middle of a forest fire.

It was discovered that, on the day of the fire, the deceased had set out on diving trip in the Pacific Ocean. His third dive was 20 kilometers away from the location of a large brush fire which which was threatening the saftey of a nearby town.

Firefighters, seeking to control the conflagration as quickly as possible, had called in a fleet of helicopters to saturate the area with water. The helicopters towed large buckets, which were dropped into the ocean for rapid filling, then flown to the fire and emptied.

You guessed it! One minute our diver was marveling at the fish species of the Pacific, and in the next breath, he found himself in a fire bucket 300 meters in the air. He experienced rapid decompression caused by the altitude change, suddenly followed by a plummet into burning trees.

As a consolation to bereaved relatives, investigators calculate that the man extinguished roughly 1.78 square meters of the fire, approximately the area covered by a splattered human body. Bereaved are also consoled by the knowledge that he had enjoyed two rewarding dives preceeding his fatal third dive.

Divers and pilots alike are being warned to remain on the alert. Divers are encouraged to remain calm if scooped from the water, and to hang onto the bucket when the water is dumped on the fire. Decompression chambers will be available immediately upon landing

10 comments:

MAS ASSASSIN said...

HEY that was C.S.I episode

Hottie Hottie said...

LOL! Fuh real? Can't the family sue over that? Unless they got permission first.

Anonymous said...

Urban legend....never happened

Hottie Hottie said...

Funny like hell though. And I really don't like anonymous commentors.

Carnival Jumbie said...

Sigh boy hottie yuh know what I think bout them too!!

Hottie Hottie said...

GIRL!!!!!!

katrice said...

At first I'm thinking, are you kidding me??? Hang on to the bucket???

But then I remembered that I had seen something similar on CSI too. That's my show!

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/scuba.asp

Hottie Hottie said...

I love CSI myself. had the same thought. How the hell can someone hold on to bucket that high, for that long, with the force of gravity against you?!

pearlprincess said...

What de hell!!!

Hottie Hottie said...

LOL! Girl.