The next time you think you're having a bad day...
Fire authorities in California found a corpse in a burned out section of forest while assessing the damage done by a forest fire.
The deceased male was dressed in a full wet suit, complete with scuba tanks on his back, flippers and facemask.
A post-mortem revealed that the person had died not from burns, but from severe internal injuries.
Dental records provided a positive identification.
Investigators then set about to determine how a fully clad diver ended up in the middle of a forest fire.
It was revealed that on the day of the fire, the person went for a diving trip off the coast some 20 miles from the forest.
The firefighters, seeking to control the fire as quickly as possible, called in a fleet of helicopters with very large dip buckets.
Water was scooped from the ocean and then flown to the forest fire and emptied.
You guessed it.
One minute our diver was enjoying himself like Flipper in the Pacific and the next he was doing the breaststroke in a fire dip bucket 300 feet in the air.
Apparantly he extinguished exactly 5'10" of the fire.
Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. Check it out!
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