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UER Mobile > In Memoriam > 06/15/08 - Ryan Nyenhuis dies at Hearn (Viewed 161985 times)

post by Jono   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 100 on 6/18/2008 1:07 AM >

Many of the upper catwalks do not have railings (yellow/red rope instead) - gah, what a tragedy...

J->


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post by Ry N N   |  | 
RL Hearn Accident
<Reply # 101 on 6/18/2008 1:10 AM >

Guys, be careful out there.

http://www.toronto...ses/pdfs/14307.pdf




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post by nightbird   |  | Girl Moderator

Re: RL Hearn Accident
<Reply # 102 on 6/18/2008 1:15 AM >

Please search before posting. Merged.


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post by yellow_wallpaper   |  | 
Re: Man Falls 3 Stories to His Death
<Reply # 103 on 6/18/2008 1:17 AM >

That's so sad. Poor guy.

Be safe guys!


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post by yokes   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 104 on 6/18/2008 1:24 AM >

And whoever the friend was.. good job calling 911. I suspect he's feeling really low right now, poor guy.


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post by NoSuchPerson   |  | Stop, or I'll ask you again!

Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 105 on 6/18/2008 1:30 AM >

KONG; the new Port Lands Energy Center isn't on OPG property - it was sold off quite awhile ago. The land was owned by TEDCO.


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post by eller   |  | 
Hearn Death
<Reply # 106 on 6/18/2008 1:41 AM >

My apologies if this has been posted already on UER, or if there is already a private discussion going on, but I read a headline today on CityNews which I think affects everyone who explores and especially those who are interested in the Hearn station.

Link: http://www.citynew...ws/news_23897.aspx
Picture Taking Intruder Dies Of Injuries In Three Storey Fall
Tuesday June 17, 2008
CityNews.ca Staff

He wasn't supposed to be there in the first place. And now it's cost him his life.

A man who fell three storeys into a coal chute at the Hearn Generating Station on Unwin Ave. Sunday has died. The unidentified man was with a friend when the pair snuck into the restricted facility on the weekend, apparently to take what cops are terming "artistic photographs" of the interior of the-soon-to-be demolished building.

The victim ventured out onto one of the catwalks to get a better angle when disaster struck - he lost his balance and took the terrifying tumble.

His friend immediately called for help, but it was no easy rescue.

The man was trapped inside the cavernous hole for three long hours, painfully pinned by a piece of metal that wound up lodged on top of him. "He fell on top of the steel plate and while he was trying to get himself out or move around he ended up sliding underneath and getting pinned," Toronto Fire Dist. Chief Paul Halls reported at the scene.

It took crews a while to reach him and gingerly lift him out, realizing he'd suffered serious internal injuries.

But how serious wasn't clear until doctors treated him in hospital. And despite their best efforts, he succumbed there on Tuesday. His name hasn't been released but his family has been notified.

The Ministry of Labour and Police are both still probing what happened.


Godspeed to the deceased's family and friends. This is terrible news for anyone to have to read about, let alone have to live through.


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post by msgsudz   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 107 on 6/18/2008 1:59 AM >

my deepest condolences to the family and friends of this explorer/photographer.

r.i.p.


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post by Mendori   |  | This member has been banned. See the banlist for more information.

Re: Man Falls 3 Stories to His Death
<Reply # 108 on 6/18/2008 2:34 AM >

Posted by Wilky
Did/does anybody know this guy? Was he a member here?


He was almost certainly a member here. UER.ca is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, UE site on the internet, and certainly the biggest for Canadians. I think the quote, "pair snuck into the restricted facility on the weekend, apparently to take what cops are terming "artistic photographs" of the interior of the-soon-to-be demolished building" proves beyond any real doubt that this was a UEr.

EDIT: I have received this comment in the chat, which I'm reposting here sans name. Response below.

I just logged on to say, Mendori, you are a fucking idiot. Your post about the guy who fell in Hearn was the dumbest post of the year. Him being an 'explorer' does not mean he's from UER. I know dozens of 'explorers' that aren't on UER, nor do they know what it is. Your logic is flaw, and you're a completel idiot. Stop with your pretentious wannabe-elitist bullshit.



I am sorry if, in my limited knowledge of the pastime, I overly exaggerated UER.ca's popularity. In the future, I will make sure NEVER to refer to UER.ca in a positive light, as that is evidently offensive.

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post by Neophile   |  | 
Re: Man Falls 3 Stories to His Death
<Reply # 109 on 6/18/2008 2:41 AM >

I was just in an abandoned coal power plant this weekend that had tons of high up catwalks. Part of the catwalks were about three stories above these two huge coal hoppers and it scared the hell out of me to get those pictures. Those catwalks are the worst kind of construction for confidence. I am sure they are strong but the grates all look like small parts put together that could come apart in a chain reaction. Reading this was freaky.


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post by nictrish   |  | This member has been banned. See the banlist for more information.

Re: Man Falls 3 Stories to His Death
<Reply # 110 on 6/18/2008 2:50 AM >

wow! so sad. I really don't know what to say!

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post by oCtAnE   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 111 on 6/18/2008 3:00 AM >

Great, just great. I was in the middle of planning a trip to Hearn. I've never been, and wanted to go before it gets totally messed up.

R.I.P. dude.

-Octane


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post by RochesterUE   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 112 on 6/18/2008 3:00 AM >

My condolences go out to this unknown explorer and his family/friends.

This news comes the day after the one-year anniversary of a good friends of mines passing, who went out doing what he loved: cycling.

Ryan, Take care.


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post by Avatar-X   |  | Alpha Husky

Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 113 on 6/18/2008 3:18 AM >

Posted by oCtAnE
I was in the middle of planning a trip to Hearn.


Yeah, after all, Hearn became easy to explore only very recently *rolls eyes*.

I'm sorry to sound like Micro, but I've taken reporters, laypeople, and huge groups of 20+ people into Hearn before, with no problems. If you live anywhere within 100km of Toronto, you really have no excuse for not going other than your own laziness. Just go already and stop making excuses.


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post by micro   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 114 on 6/18/2008 3:23 AM >

I'm sorry to sound like Avatar-X, but I don't think that this thread is the appropriate place to argue about Octane. *smiley face*


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post by micro   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 115 on 6/18/2008 3:32 AM >

Another article from the National Post. No new details in this one, but they were nice enough to explain that Toronto Urban Explorers are people "who break into and photograph areas that are off-limits to the public."

http://network.nat...-through-roof.aspx


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post by oCtAnE   |  | 
Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 116 on 6/18/2008 3:44 AM >

Posted by Avatar-X


Yeah, after all, Hearn became easy to explore only very recently *rolls eyes*.

I'm sorry to sound like Micro, but I've taken reporters, laypeople, and huge groups of 20+ people into Hearn before, with no problems. If you live anywhere within 100km of Toronto, you really have no excuse for not going other than your own laziness. Just go already and stop making excuses.


Gee, I'm sorry I work eleven hours a day, and then decide to run errands, clean my apartment, spend time with my fiancee, take my truck for repairs, and try to spend some time with friends I haven't seen in a while, plus family that lives out of town.

I'm sure Hearn is more important than all of that.

o_O

-Octane

P.S. I've had bronchitis for two weeks as well. It sucks.



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post by Avatar-X   |  | Alpha Husky

Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 117 on 6/18/2008 3:53 AM >

Posted by oCtAnE
I'm sure Hearn is more important than all of that.


To me? Fuck yes. The first time I went, anyway.


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post by Shr-eddie   |  | 
Re: 26-year-old from Northern Ontario falls, dies at R.L.Hearn
<Reply # 118 on 6/18/2008 3:58 AM >

Posted by micro
Another article from the National Post. No new details in this one, but they were nice enough to explain that Toronto Urban Explorers are people "who break into and photograph areas that are off-limits to the public."

http://network.nat...-through-roof.aspx


It was inevitable...


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post by Boffo   |  | Moderator

Re: Hearn rescue
<Reply # 119 on 6/18/2008 3:58 AM >

It's sad to hear that this explorer, Ryan, died in Hearn. I've spent a lot of time in there (though most of that time it was in better shape) and like to think I know the place pretty well, still I know there's a few rough spots here and there and can't express how horrifying this whole ordeal must have been for him and his friend. It's kind of hard to imagine, even while reading this thread it turned from a search and rescue mission, to a successful extraction and finally into a solemn funeral.

I don't think this is the right place to be complaining about your future trip to Hearn being cancelled due to this accident. Or bickering back and forth about why you haven't explored it yet.............just my two cents.





I made this topic public and merged yet another thread into it. Hopefully the onslaught of duplicate threads will stop (not likely).


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