Monday, August 23, 2010

Icarus Falls


A 20-year-old was killed in a ‘Starsky and Hutch’-style stunt trying to jump 30ft across a harbour in his car.

Jamie Hocking had told friends he would one day use a pier as a ramp and leap over the water in his Rover hatchback and land on the other side.

Well who could have foreseen that this was a bad idea?


JuliaM said...

I'm shocked, shocked, to see that drink may have played a part in this...

Did like the family's description of him as 'a loveable rogue', though. A description that always makes me silently thank 10 pints of cider, gravity, electricity, deep water, doors marked 'Keep Out!', etc.

Ross said...

Well apparantly he had been talking about doing it for a while so I don't think the drink is entirely to blame.

Anonymous said...

"Well who could have foreseen that this was a bad idea?"

Sir Isaac Newton, for one.