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Man sets himself on fire

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by AMacIsaac, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    It isn't even that cold here right now.


    Calgary emergency officials are investigating the circumstances around a man who set himself on fire on Thursday morning.

    Paramedics were called to the 100 block of 4th Avenue S.E. near the Harry Hays Building where they found a man, 40, with serious burns.

    He had doused himself with a flammable liquid, then set himself on fire, said Stuart Brideaux, a spokesman for Calgary Emergency Medical Services.

    The man suffered second-degree burns to 40 per cent of his body, including his back, face, hands and legs, Brideaux said.

    Paramedics took him in serious but stable condition to the Foothills Hospital.
  2. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    WTF? No other words can explain this story.
  3. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    Still no update. But the incident was Twitpicked.

  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Dude at least won the contest: "How loyal a Flames fan are you?"
  5. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Gotta support the team.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That's so funny! [/crossthreadjacking]
  7. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking it was a SportsJournalists.commer who had read a certain poster's musings on the Robbie Alomar thread... and... just... had... enough.
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    So's your face.

    Ooooh, burn. :D
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    "Barney's film had soul, but man setting himself on fire had a man setting himself on fire."
  10. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Just hoping the Kamloops Blazers don't sponsor a similar contest.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    He's going to wish he'd died once he hits the debridement procedures.
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