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Old Posted Jan 14, 2008, 3:59 AM
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Man accidentally hangs self in amateur stunt

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A man was recovering in a Vancouver-area hospital after an attempt to film a mock hanging as a stunt accidentally became the real thing, police said on Thursday.

The 23-year-old man thought he had protected himself by wearing a harness when he went to a suburban park on Wednesday to have a friend record him dangling lifelessly from a tree, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

"Unfortunately things did not go as planned and the male was unintentionally hung from the rope he had placed around his neck," according to a police spokesman who said the friend initially did not realize anything was wrong.

Neither man was trained as a stunt actor, according to the police statement that added: "The 'Don't Try This at Home!' disclaimers on commercials and movies are there for a reason."

(Reporting Allan Dowd, editing by Todd Eastham)

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO...15538320080111
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err...any brain damage?
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I think the brain damage was a pre-existing condition, obviously contributing to this incident
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Must have been a slow noose day.
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i was reading a different news story on reuters and that story was on the side and i saw vancouver and well had to read it too
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