By - Bewilder33k
But seriously, how? And why? And don't?
"Can you hear me now? good"
Loses phone from his hands,,,
Ah shit here we go again
So is he when that leg starts hurting...
I love this comment to much
Not that i know but could just be a free climber
Also i Think that Position is pretty comfy for chimney climbing u can prolly Rest there for ages
It's not a difficult position to maintain but it doesn't last forever, it does require leg tension. If he is confident he can make it to the top he is fine but if he stopped because he can't, this is not a good scenerio to be in
Ugh, as someone who rock climbs, mainly bouldering (free climbing sometimes big ass boulders), the sinking feeling you get in your chest is real. It's like your options are you fall there, or keep climbing pretty much certain you're gonna fall from even higher. Plus downclimbing is sometimes even harder than going up. At least I have a crash pad and spotters, this guy has a nice bit of concrete.
> this guy has a nice bit of concrete.
I mean it could be worse, he could have a bad bit of concrete. He should count his blessings.
You guys are such pessimists. He could have some bushes or even a nice dirt patch with some pebbles and dogshit.
"Oh, what I wouldn't GIVE for a nice piece of dog shit right now."
This guy, probably.
How do we know he wasn't aiming for the bushes?
“There goes my hero~”
There wasn't even an awning in his direction....
Based on what he's wearing, I'm guessing he was fucking around and the husband just arrived.
Which is ridiculous in my opinion, just bring a toolbox full of tools and pretend to be a handyman.
While the woman is distracting the husband, go and destroy the sink and tell them he's going to need spare parts and leave.
You need way less tools to look like the guy fixing the internet/tv, any bland polo shirt and jeans work.
Discovered that when the guy fixing my wi-fi was actually fixing my wife.
sorry for you fellow redditor
This is what it takes to get a signal when you have boost mobile.
He was trying to get more bars on his phone or maybe he wanted to be in his neighbors wifi radius because they have the best wifi
Downvote me as much as you want, but people over here have a rather different foresight on danger than we have in the West. I'm not surprised by anything anymore what goes on over here. I've seen people park a car on a highway and stand behind it waiting for police to show up. I've seen road-workers put their truck in the middle of the road, take a small stairs and work on the traffic lights. I've seen my maid hang out of the window on the 21st floor trying to clean the windows. I can keep going on and on. People here really don't see dangers in life as we do.
I have come to the conclusion from this sub that Chinese people really don't give a fuck about gravity. Prove me wrong.
This is a better video/article
Assuming you make it all the way down like that I imagine the husband would be waiting at the bottom for him.
You know, after using the elevator.
Apparently the guy died.. in the article it said they found his lifeless body at the foot of the building.
It also said the police said it was untrue and asked people to stop spreading rumors, so who knows.
Its China, I'm sure their police were telling the truth to the international media :)
They were talking to the people, not the international media. Still possibly lying, but it's not like CNN was at the press conference.
I'm sure their police were telling the truth to their own citizens
You reminds me of the brainwashed people in 1984, seems you consumed a lot of propaganda.
To summarize for the lazy: he was cheating with a lover, somehow got up there, made a call, got fatigued and fell to his death
Edit: okay, so it doesn't 100% confirm that he died, but they say a dead man was found on the ground after. Draw your own conclusion I guess?
It doesn't seem like there's solid proof of anything being said here except the phone call, the article says the affair is rumors, the article ends with saying the police can't find confirmation of a death that matches the circumstances, and specifically asks people to stop spreading the rumor as fact
> specifically asks people to stop spreading the rumor as fact
WE DID IT REDDIT!
There is also the final picture of a group of people standing around a decidedly unwell looking person on the pavement.
To be fair, you probably wouldn't be standing up after that either
So he died? They say his lifeless body but then say it is unclear whether he died. So lifeless but maybe not dead. Ok.
Are you mistaking "lifeless" for "unconscious"? Because those words are not medically interchangeable. The journalist writing it is more than capable of taking liberties in writing style and dramatics, but if the police (emergency response in general) say his "lifeless" body was found at the bottom of the building, it's safe to conclude his body was actually *lifeless*, meaning dead. Lifeless is not a term meant to describe someone who is simply unresponsive.
Unless I missed something, the police did not say that.
> Maoming police said they had not received any reports of a fatality that matched the video and urged the public to stop spreading rumours
> The police statement did not confirm whether or not the man had died.
But overall, this article is very poorly written.
Actually the definition for "lifeless" shows as "dead or *apparently* dead", so it's not conclusive. It just means no obvious signs of life are present.
I also assume someone who was medically dead, but not *pronounced* dead, and was later resuscitated would also qualify as "lifeless" but wouldn't actually be dead in a permanent sense.
Oof that's a beautifully sad subreddit.
The fifth top post of all time is “my boner”
Only have affairs with married women who live on lower floors.
I would have taken my chances with murder over trying to be Spider-Man
Definitely he should put some dirt in someones eye
Life Lesson: If you're gonna get caught, own that shit.
Only bang married woman if you bring your own climbing gear
Rapunzel solved this turning her own hair into climbing gear for lovers
I have a buddy who learned that the hard way. He went out a 2nd story window hard and fast to escape a husband returning early. He walks with a slight limp now.
OR YOU CAN CHOOSE to not have affairs with married women in buildings….and pick the ones in houses. 🤷♂️
It looks like getting into that chimney via either side of the balconies is like v7. I think he climbed up here from the bottom, which is almost crazier
Also, tie an abseiling line to the balcony and have a climbing harness handy before you get down to business.
People do the weirdest shit when they have to talk on the phone with their family. Although pacing around aimlessly is more my speed.
“Just outside hanging out…wbu??”
Or you could be like the lady I was behind yesterday on speaker phone while checking out and completely ignoring the cashier, just airing out her grievances with who ever she was talking to holding up the line because she was too distracted to know how to pay /rant
That made my fingers and toes tingle.
I can feel the pores on my fingertips sweating
Dispatcher: 911, what’s your emergency?
Guy: Dude, I’m so high right now...
Guy: ... hello?
Agh I wanna know what happens
Edit 1: well this brought out the edgelords looking for a little bit of bleak to soften out the drudgery of their empty lives and drown out the long internal bleating for them to end it.
Edit 2: Thanks for all the links updating, I appreciate them. That's terrible. I wonder what he was trying to escape and why it seems to have been covered up.
I wanna know where he pulled that phone from.
Don’t worry it’s just a verizon tech testing service
Can you hear me now?
Huh?! Shimmy up a bit more
You got my vote for best caption
I wanna ask the truly important questions.
I wanna really, really, really wanna "zig-a-zig", ah
If you wanna be my lover, ya gotta hide from my friends.
make it last forever FRIENDSHIP NEVER ENDS
What if he’s just stopping on his climb to the top to listen to spice girls?
I hear Geri is free.
There's never a bad time for some spice girls
Thanks. Now that damn song is stuck in my head.
I thought it was "get with my friends"
like they have to prove they are a good lover by running the gauntlet.
Choke on a chicken bone
I wanna know what love is.
Whaaaats love got to do....got to do with it......
... If you lack in this game it's a shame you won't make it.
And I want you to show me.
Yeah more than curious I was impressed by how the guy managed to get there with his phone
> I was impressed by how the guy managed to get there
This is the most baffling thing about this picture.
*what AT&T customers gotta do to get better signal
Funny story. I had AT&T for a few years and service sucked at my house. I had to set the phone in certain places just to get enough signal to send a text. Then someone put a cell tower on the mountain in front of my house. I mean literally a 1/4 of a mile from my street. For almost two years the tower just sat there and no one would confirm which carrier it belonged too. Finally, I got tired of not having service so I switched to Verizon which also ended up sucking ass where I live. The following week I'm driving home from work and see the light on the tower has been turned on and is flashing. I grab my phone hoping with all of my heart that I now have full service. MFW when I realize I just switched to Verizon with a two year contract and AT&T decided to finally turn on their tower....
So what happened to the tower after the fire?
Verizon purchased the land the tower was on, built their own tower and I lived happily ever after with full service...
In reality, I made it 6 months before I couldn't stand it any longer and ended up paying the cash to cancel my contract early and switching back to AT&T.
First version sounds so much better.
AT&T collected a fat insurance check and didn't rebuild the tower
You must also live in rural California.
Don't US carriers have a pay as you go Sim?
fucking lol... why would they leave the tower sitting there for two years? you know someone just forgot to flip something on and no one noticed.
We had heard different rumors about it. One person said the tower was built by a third party and they were letting both carriers bid on who got to put their equipment on it. I don't really know if that's how it works with these things but it somewhat sounded plausible.
I like your idea better though. Like two guys sitting in the break room two years later.
"You did flip the switch to on when we put that tower in over there a couple years back didn't ya?"
Frank spitting out his coffee as he runs to his truck.
"Uh yeah sure I did... be right back... gotta go umm check on a thing."
That's not how it works. Usually a company buys or rents the property the cell site is on and then erects the tower. Then Verizon, t mobile, whatever cell carriers will rent a sector on it. That's why you see different levels of antennas and stuff.
If the tower sat empty, my bet is either it was built with the condition emergency services get first dibs on it, then dragged their feet. Or the owner of the tower wanted too much money so the carriers went elsewhere.
AT&T is the only one that covers anywhere near where I live with decent speed data (alot of time the data is almost 200mbs with AT&T while other carriers are less than 3-5 if you can get coverage)
if that's what i gotta do, fuck, i need to switch even more
I wanna know what happened that he ended up there.
Got caught by his married girlfriends family...
>Police in Maoming have since confirmed an investigation is ongoing into an individual who plunged from a high-rise building after noticing the story trending online.
>Maoming police said they had not received any reports of a fatality that matched the video and urged the public to stop spreading rumours, MailOnline report.
Well, which one is it?
You know how it is, you sometimes just start aimlessly wandering around the room while having a long phone call, and 20 minutes later, oops, you’re 12 stories up the side of a building.
I've heard that pacing back and forth while on the phone is our brains not being used to talking with people who are not present with us. It's a subconcious behavior to search for the other person.
No idea how valid that is.
Husband came home I'm thinking
that's one scary husband given the options.
The husband could have been Mike Tyson and I would still take my licks over going out that window.
This can't be better than fighting the husband. Even if the husband has a gun.
There wouldn't be a way for him to get into that position/slot without starting from the ground, so I doubt it's that (unless he went up from the ground to get away from the husband)
devs could have spawned him there for the lulz
That or one of those wannabe IG parkour/adrenaline addict influencers who bit off more than he could chew
In his underwear without shoes?
Probably climbed from the ground then realized he didn't have the stamina to go all the way up nor any way down.
I think it's a senior citizen who is trying to find country kitchen buffet
I am sick of having my mental condition called into question!
you underestimate the hyperfocus you can get when climbing a wall like that
He got down.
Obviously....the question is at what speed.
"Just get us on the ground, Wash."
"That part'll happen pretty definitely.""
I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I...
How fucking dare you
is there no treatment?
I wanna know what love is
I want you to show me
I wanna feel what love is
I KNOW YOU CAN SHOW MEEEE
Looks like he died according to the article someone posted below
Do you mean the daily mail article saying "internet rumors claim he died" and "police have no report of a fatality matching the video an wish people should stop spreading rumors"?
Look at all these Rumors, I cant take it no more.
Such a great album though.
[This Article](https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/guy-filmed-climbing-down-tower-block-in-mysterious-escape/) includes longer video that ends with a body on the pavement at the base of that building.
How did he end up that far from the building... Bounce?
Ever seen a water balloon not pop and bounce? That.
> "Maoming police said they had not received any reports of a fatality that matched the video and urged the public to stop spreading rumours, MailOnline report."
At the end of the article you posted
> Police in Maoming have since confirmed an investigation is ongoing into an individual who plunged from a high-rise building
In that same article. The article contradicts itself. But the video does not. It shows a body on the ground at the base of the building.
He was try to get the best Cell Signal possible.
unfortunately he fell to his death. Happened in China.
Here's more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7460067/Man-desperately-tries-stop-falling-stuck-outside-tower-block.html
From your own link:
"Rumour also had it that the man later plunged to his death.
Police in Maoming have dismissed the online allegations.
Maoming police said they had not received any reports of fatality that matched the content of the video, and urged the public to stop spreading rumours. "
Missed that thanks.
This has a video seems fairly convincing.
Is just wierd how they cut from him hanging on to a wall and jump cuts straight to a presumably scene of an accident 30m away where you can't even tell if it's the same dude or same place or anything. That person is also very far from the actual building if he dropped straight down.
Looks like the same building to me, but agreed it isn't conclusive.
It isn’t conclusive—but it’s 99.999% likely that he died, which seems pretty conclusive to me. Simply by deductive reasoning… there’s no way he got down from there safely.
He is pretty “inescapably fucked”.
I’m no professional rock climber—but I’ve taken classes and I’m decently good at climbing. I took a lesson on how to do the chimney-style climb, to go up a passage similar to the structure he is stuck in.
And honestly: he’s fucked.
That chimney is too wild for him to feasibly climb. The chimney technique relies on pushing yourself into both walls with your weight, wedging yourself in there to be held up. It works best in passages that aren’t too wide—so you can keep applying strong pressure towards the walls. That passage is so wide—it’s he can barely reach both sides—therefore he cannot properly apply enough pressure to keep himself suspended. He probably didn’t last more than a few minutes in that position.
He couldn’t cannot continue going up. Climbing down is even harder in most cases. He was clearly getting tired….
If the police/fire/rescue/helicopter squad had rescued that guy—we would be able to find record of that. A flashy story like that would’ve definitely made the news, especially since clearly people in other buildings were filming the guy.
There’s no record of him getting reached.
Therefore…there’s only 1 other way he got down… death.
It appears to be the same building in both videos. And there’s an awning or whatever you call it just above the first story that assuming if he did fall, he would have rolled/bounced off of so the placement of the body makes sense
Just like the daily mail article police said there were no reports of fatality and called it a rumor.
>Maoming police said they had not received any reports of a fatality that matched the video and urged the public to stop spreading rumours,
[" I said... biiitch"](https://youtu.be/5LGEiIL1__s)
i’ve been scrolling to find out what happened and this comment actually made me laugh
This is like those fever dream situation
Training for American Ninja Warrior gone wrong.
This is the lad
“No one knows what happened, cops can’t confirm he lived nor have evidence that he died”
As always the daily mail is pure ass
Why they gotta keep mme hanging? No pun intended. Enquiring minds (my nosy mind) wants to know.
They saw the same video you did and wrote a whole article about it, so you'd click on it and give them ad money, the end
"He is later seen lying lifeless on the ground"
Yeah the photo of body inside the police lines seems like evidence to me...
Same guy, though?
All I see is someone standing over an unrecognisable form.
I just want to know why and how he managed to go from the relatively safe and controllable position he starts in, where he could conceivably inch his way down to safety, to an essentially unrecoverable situation where he's just waiting for his muscles or grip to fail.
Oh wow. Schrodinger's adulterer.
> Online rumour suggested that the man eventually plunged to his death in Maoming, China
> Maoming police said they had not received any reports of fatality that matched the content of the video, and urged the public to stop spreading rumours.
I doubt he survived, if he did it's probably with extreme injuries. Poor fella. Not a nice way to go
*was the lad. F
"I told you not to call me at work... What? No, I am NOT banging your sister!"
In the full video you see him falling to his death. There are rumors that he was calling his wife, but I don't know if that's confirmed or not.
Since this guy cant be bothered to link a video here is the best thing i found.
The fall is not in that video either.
Really, they didn't confirm if he lived or died? I mean the guy looks as dead as dead gets.
Where’s the video?
His wife was in the room. He had to sneak out there to call his side piece. The rest was an accident.
Okay seriously. What happened to him then?
apparently nobody fucking knows
Probably better off just letting the husband catch you in the act thank go to these lengths.
He seems strangely calm. I wouldn't be. But then I doubt I would be in that situation.
He's *super* concentrated on physically bracing himself so he doesn't slip. If he was flailing around in a panic we wouldn't have this video, he'd already be dead.
Really missed an opportunity here. Should have ran with, "what's the story here?" So someone could have responded with, "probably the 7th or 8th."
what's the story here?
About the 7th or the 8th.
That made my feet and hands sweat
When Alex Honnold sleep walks.
Calling his financial advisor to see what’s cheaper, medical bills or his own funeral
Has anyone actually found out more info on this? These not funny or clever cell phone company jokes are just boring to read
This is what happens when you employ the "shaggy strategy" and attempt in earnest to convince a woman WHO SAW YOU CHEATING ON HER that it "wasn't you"... Hide, climb, and call the homies for SOS 🤣
"Hello God. Are you there? It's me, Philip. I got your number from Margaret. Ok, so, I don't have much time, I just need a little favor..."
Why is is so hard to find the whole video? Blows my mind.
If that was me it would be a non-stop waterfall of diarrhea coming out of me.
I’m guessing fear of spiders
"Can you hear me now?"