July 10, 2017

Bizarre deaths

These short tales of unexpected and unforeseen deaths are to reinforce the truth that we never know when death will come to us and so we should be prepared to die at all times.  May their family and friends, faced with sudden and grievous loss, find consolation.  May all of the victims rest in peace.

Teacher and his girlfriend, 22, drown when their car rolls into a Russian lake while they were having sex

Evgeny Chernov and Yana Kryuchkova, both 22, drove to the side of a lake before having sex. The car had been left in 'neutral gear', but their passionate movements jolted the Niva so it edged forwards into the lake near Elan and rolled into the water.  The 22-year-olds could not escape from their Russian-made Niva as it sank, and they drowned on the vehicle's back seat.

Girl, 11, is electrocuted to death in front of her friends after touching the rail of a boat lift while swimming in a lagoon in an inflatable raft

Kayla Matos from New Jersey was swimming with her friends on Saturday when she touched a boat lift that was apparently electrified and was  electrocuted. First responders tried to resuscitate her but she died in hospital that evening.

French fitness blogger, 33, is killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser

The explosion hit her in the chest and gave her a heart attack. Rebecca Burger's family announced her death on social media, where she has amassed a following of more than 200,000 with her fitness focused posts.

Father-of-nine fitness fanatic, 48, dies after running 5k race in 107F heat

Benjamin R. Greene, a 48-year-old lawyer and father-of-nine from Bakersfield, collapsed shortly after he finished a 5k race on Tuesday night.  Temperatures were as high as 107F as the local attorney took part in the Bakersfield Track Club event. An off-duty firefighter performed CPR but he died at a hospital about 8:30pm.

British free runner, 17, died from 'catastrophic' head injuries after sticking his head out between the carriages of a Paris Metro train to take a SELFIE

Report from the Inquest. Nye 'Frankie' Newman, 17, from Aldershot, Hampshire, had traveled with his girlfriend, Nicole Tunnell, and a group of friends to the French capital for Christmas. The teenagers were on the Paris Metro traveling to a New Year's Eve fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower when one friend unlocked one of the carriage's adjoining doors. Nye, a talented daredevil who enjoyed freerunning all over the world, then made a 'stupid decision' to climb out onto the wiring  between the carriages and was struck by an object when he popped his head up for a moment.

Girl, 17, died when she bungee jumped off a bridge in Spain without being tied to the ledge after an instructor with 'very bad English' said 'no jump' and she thought he said 'now jump'.

Vera Mol had a rope attached to her, but it wasn't tied to anything else when she took part in the popular adrenaline-fuelled activity on the bridge of Cabezon de la Sal in Cantabria back in 2015. Her instructor told her, 'no jump', but his pronunciation was so bad the teenager thought he had said 'now jump' so she leapt to her untimely death.

Man shot by pregnant girlfriend while holding an encyclopedia over his chest in attempt to get YouTube fame.

"Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever," tweeted Monalisa Perez, 19 "HIS idea not MINE."  Pedro Ruiz III, 22,  died from a single gunshot wound to the chest when the book did not stop the bullet.

Family and friends told US media that the death was an accident. They said Ruiz had been talking about performing the stunt for some time but they had tried to talk him out of it. "I said, 'Don't do it, don't do it,'" Claudia Ruiz, the man's aunt, told local TV station KVLY, adding that his response was, "We want more viewers."

Contractor, 56, is 'scared to death' during 'despicable' armed robbery

'There was a certain vileness, a certain despicability about the whole thing because... you had an instance where the victim was scared to the point of death,' Police Chief Mike Koval said. '(The robbers) allowed the man to languish and subsequently to die while they handed themselves the greater priority of getting into the safe and getting the filthy lucre, or what I call blood money, and then left.

Famed DC restaurateur, 74, chokes to death while dining at a steakhouse

Jeffrey Gildenhorn, 74, the owner of American City Diner in Northwest Washington and a former Mayoral candidate, was taken to George Washington University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Struck by falling bullet fired into the sky during pre-July 4 celebrations

Noah Inman was playing basketball on July 1 when he suddenly fell to the ground in Hammond, Indiana. Witnesses called an ambulance, thinking he'd suffered a seizure. But hospital workers soon discovered he'd been hit by a falling bullet.
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Manly Last Words

From the Art of Manliness, The Ultimate Collection of Manly Last Words

During the Battle of Guadalcanal, Private Ahrens was mortally wounded while single-handedly fighting back a group of Japanese soldiers attempting to infiltrate Allied lines. After his superior officer discovered him the next morning surrounded by dead Japanese troops, Ahrens whispered these words and died.

 Last-Words Ahrens

The top ace pilot of WWI, the Red Baron uttered these words after being shot in the chest during aerial combat and roughly landing his plane in a field in France. Kaputt is German for broken, busted, finished.

 Last-Words Kaputt

American pioneer, explorer, woodsman, and frontiersman, Daniel Boone's frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States....His adventures—real and legendary—were influential in creating the archetypal Western hero of American folklore.

 Last-Words Daniel Boone

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