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Old 09-15-2007, 02:32 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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YORK, Pa. — A man trying to climb a 12-foot, wrought-iron fence into a concert venue fell onto one of the inch-thick spikes, impaling his thigh, then held on while rescuers worked to cut part of the fence away.

The man drifted in and out of consciousness as firefighters used hydraulic cutters to snap three of the spikes, but he was speaking as rescuers loaded him into an ambulance about 45 minutes later, said John Kottmyer, assistant chief of York fire and rescue service.

"He had to actually try to hold himself up there," Kottmyer said.

The man underwent surgery Wednesday night and was still hospitalized Thursday, according to David Nichols, chief of the West Manchester Township Fire Department. His identity was not released; no police charges were filed.

The fence's sharp-ended spikes rise about 8 inches above a horizontal bar, and when the man fell, one spike penetrated his leg completely. Nichols said the rescuers could not have removed the man from the fence.

FOXNews.com - Man Trying to Sneak Into Concert Venue Impaled on Fence - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:39 AM
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GAWD that had to hurt like heck!
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:47 AM
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Ya think? I can picture that kind of fence and they are menacing for anyone that tries to get over them.

The man had a concert ticket, but officials said the group may have jumped the fence to avoid the fair's $5. entry fee. His friends jumped the fence safely...

Somehow, I can see a lawsuit coming out of this.
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