Monday, September 26, 2011

Hiker Inspired By 127 Hours Survives Ordeal

Sometimes we get inspired by the most random shit and this is a case where someone took an idea from a movie and decided to try the exact same shit. The movie is 127 hours and its based on a hiker who got trapped by a boulder in the grand canyon and ended up removing his own arm in order to survive. 64-year-old Amos Wayne Richards decided to make the trip across Little Blue John Canyon in Utah after being inspired by the Oscar nominated film. More after the jump:

The film is based on the real-life story of climber Aron Ralston who was forced to cut off his own arm to free himself after being trapped by a boulder.

Like Ralston in 2003, Mr Richards did not tell anyone about his planned trek.
The 64-year-old got into trouble after falling three metres (10ft) leaving him with a dislocated shoulder and a broken leg.
Aron Ralston smiles at a news conference at St. Mary's Hospital
Aron Ralston's story was told in the film 127 Hours
"It took me about three or four minutes to work my shoulder and get it back in place, and once I got it back in place, I stood up and realised my ankle hurt a little bit," he told Charlotte TV station WBTV.

Mr Richards then attempted to retrace his steps and return to his car.He had no mobile reception and only two protein bars to eat.He was forced to fill his water bottles with rain as he crawled across the rocky terrain.
Mr Richards was found, four days later, by park rangers who began looking for him after they discovered his unattended camp site.

Rangers managed to locate him within hours of realising where he had gone hiking using a helicopter.
Mr Richards managed to attract the pilot's attention by using the flash on his camera.
After receiving hospital treatment for his injuries and dehydration, he is now recovering at home in North Carolina.

I couldn't have said it better myself, dude is an absolute idiot! He should have learned to at least notify someone of his suicide mission, the lucky old fart!



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