Man practicing Parkour falls 40 feet down chimney in Denver
Feb. 19, 2017
DENVER (AP) — A 26-year-old man says he was making an action video with friends when he fell 40 feet down the chimney of a downtown Denver apartment building.
Dustin Hinkle tells KCNC-TV (https://goo.gl/DJSZVB ) that he and a couple of friends were making a Parkour video on the roof of the Denver City Lofts on Thursday when he fell through a chimney cover. Parkour involves moving from point to point using obstacles along the way.
Hinkle plummeted down the old incineration chimney until a cable caught his fall. He was stuck for nearly two hours until firefighters broke through a brick wall to get him out.
Hinkle, who along with his friends is facing a trespassing charge, says he thought he was going to die and he didn't believe in God until he survived the fall.
The Denver Post reports that jail records show Hinkle is 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.
Denver Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Taylor told the Post: "It appeared to me to be a pretty small chimney."
Information from: KCNC-TV, http://www.cbsdenver.com