View Full Version : Paraglider caught by Miss Liberty

Squawk 8888
23rd Aug 2001, 21:35
From Canoe:

Lady Liberty catches parachutist (http://www.canoe.ca/CNEWSTopNews/stunt_aug23-ap.html)

NEW YORK (AP) -- A man using a motor-driven parachute to glide above New York Harbor was arrested Thursday morning after he became snagged on the Statue of Liberty's upraised torch and had to be rescued by police.

The man, who could be seen hanging on the outstretched arm of the statue, was pulled to safety by New York City Police officers on a deck directly below the torch just after 10 a.m. The bright orange parachute had been draped over the torch since about 9:30 a.m.

Police said the man, identified as Thierry Devaux, 41, had intended to land somewhere on Liberty Island, carrying a sign protesting the use of land mines. It was not immediately clear whether he had hoped to land on the statue itself or on the ground.

24th Aug 2001, 02:35
Land mines, eh?

Paradoxal that he would suspend himself as high above "land" as possible.

24th Aug 2001, 02:46
Stupid sod. If we ignore him, he and his kind will go away. It's the media attention that is the be-all and end-all of these stunts.