Skip to comments.Burglar feared dead in Leeds sewer
Posted on 04/30/2013 1:18:48 PM PDT by davemac.439
A burglar is thought to be lying dead in a Leeds sewer after going on the run underground.
The man and an accomplice escaped after police went to investigate a break-in at a set of commercial buildings near the city centre.
One is thought to have run off above ground, but the other is believed to have clambered into the sewerage system under Hope Road, off Mabgate near West Yorkshire Playhouse.
A major search operation by emergency services failed to find any sign of him except for a set of footprints that eventually tailed off.
(Excerpt) Read more at yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk ...
Darwin's theory at its finest.
I would like to nominate this guy for the Darwin Awards!
How cute! Your first ever thread and you put it in Breaking News!
Lot of this going around.
One found dead in the sewer here in Michigan the other day. Apparently he was stealing metal.
What a crappy way to end your life.
“feared dead” is not a phrase I would use in this article.
Hoped, expected, wanted, wished - now those are more appropriate.
No Longer Live in Leeds.
“Call Roto-Rooter, that’s the name, and away go troubles down the drain.”
We had some local criminal types drown in a sewer here about twenty years ago. Supposedly they were trying to break IN to a prison to free some of their criminal buddies.
He “clambered into the sewerage system”. Those English, quaint. Like Hobbits.
Welcome to FR, earthling!
Not that these two clowns would be missed but not a pleasant way to go.
Welcome to FR by the way!
Looks like this guy is up s@#t crick without a paddle.
His first post, but a sure-fire classic.
This poor fool never heard of sewer gas. The fool jumps in the sewer and is dead within minutes from a lack of oxygen or hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, methane, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.
Regardless you never go in to a confined space with out testing the atmosphere first. Confined spaces kill a half dozen people or more in this country every year.
i always understood the dangers of Hydrogen Sulfide and agree with you.
Back in the early 50s Southern Bell lost two men at Lenox Ave. CO.(Miami Beach) manholes,. I also believe the Fire Dept. lost at least one man there also.
They enlarged the manhole and added another opening so we could use one for extra air blowers. We were required to run at least two blowers at all times.
All of which brings me to this question: How did “Andy” escape through 500 yards of sewer pipe in the movie “Shawshank Redemption” without dying?
Actually I have never watched the movie.
But if the sewer is big enough and has a natural draft the atmosphere could be kept habitable.
But as an escaping prisoner you would be risking your life to find out unless you can figure out a way to test the atmosphere before you go in.
The Bobbies didn’t go in and try to flush him out?
My apologies if I put this in the wrong section, but as you point out, it is my first post.
No doubt, as I figure out how the site and its sections work, I wont make glaring mistakes and have them pointed out in such a condescending manner,
Thanks for the help mate!
Thank you for your welcome, I hope that I can be as entertaining as some of the post that I have read before joining.
Even if its only my attempts at typing that cause the humour
Cheers Matey, Where can I get some of that popcorn?
Help yourself ! http://i.imgur.com/KDyZz.gif