• Short Summary

    Australian stuntman Frank Lennon had a lucky escape from death in Sydney recently when his human-torch act went wrong.

  • Description

    Australian stuntman Frank Lennon had a lucky escape from death in Sydney recently when his human-torch act went wrong.Mr Lennon was meant to be towed behind a car through a tunnel of fire. But the tow rope burnt through, leaving him stranded in the flames. Lenon managed to get clear, but suffered severe burns.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr Lennon's act took place at a stock car meeting. The idea was to tow him on his back through a wall of flame, 200 metres (218 yards) long. But when the tow car emerged, trailing a burning rope, spectators realised the stunt had gone horribly wrong.

    Doctors who examined the stuntman later in hospital found he had suffered second and three degree burns to a quarter of his body. Though only 26-year old, he is now considering retirement.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA198NF7EDGP9F1RDG85UGBSZUE
    Media URN:
    VLVA198NF7EDGP9F1RDG85UGBSZUE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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