• Short Summary

    IN MANCHESTER TODAY (MONDAY) HUNDREDS WATCHED AS A MAN THREATENED TO JUMP FROM A PARAPET 200-FEET ABOVE STREET LEVEL.

  • Description

    IN MANCHESTER TODAY (MONDAY) HUNDREDS WATCHED AS A MAN THREATENED TO JUMP FROM A PARAPET 200-FEET ABOVE STREET LEVEL. THE THREE-HOUR LONG DRAMA ENDED WITH THE MAN, RALPH WRIGHT, 35 AND MARRIED, BEING JERKED TO SAFETY. HE WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.

    THE DRAMA WAS PLAYED OUT 12 FLOORS UP ON ONE OF MANCHESTER'S TALLEST BUILDINGS. BELOW IN THE STREET ABOUT 40 MEN HELD THREE TARPAULIN SHEETS TO BREAK HIS FALL. THE MAN TOLD A WOULD-BE RESCUER THAT HE WAS DEPRESSED AND WANTED ONLY TO PAINT PORTRAITS OF CHRIST.

    SOME SKETCHES WERE THEN PASSED TO HIM AND WHILE HIS ATTENTIONS WAS DISTRACTED HIS RESCUERS EDGED CLOSER. THEN HE ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB TO A HIGHER POSITION AND WAS GRABBED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2QVI78PHUH1VXAXMOVLW6HOHO
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QVI78PHUH1VXAXMOVLW6HOHO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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