Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Student Killed in Abseil Stunt to Impress Girlfriend

`A college student fell to his death on Thursday while scaling the wall of an apartment building to impress his girlfriend. The 20-year-old freshman identified as Lee was found lying in the parking lot of a six-story building in Dongseon-dong in Seoul at around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday. The parking attendant called an ambulance but Lee succumbed to his injuries in hospital six hours later.

The parking attendant said he was alerted by hearing a thump in the parking lot to find a young man bleeding from his head and mouth.

Lee’s girlfriend told police the couple had an argument a day earlier, and when she refused to see Lee, he rang and told her to look out the window. Police speculate that Lee fell while trying to abseil from the roof to the fourth floor, where his girlfriend lives, using a TV cable.’

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