Saved from tar pit
19 Oct 2007 10:55 GMT
a funny suicide
LOS ANGELES (AP)-Rescue workers formed a human chain to save the life of a 24-year-old man who plunged into the La Brea tar pits, a graveyard of prehistoric animals, in an apparent suicide attempt, officials say.
Bruce Remy, who was totally immersed except for his face and one hand, escaped without injuries Sunday. But he had to spend four hours in the emergency room while Cedars-Sinai Hospital workers scrubbed him clean with mineral oil.
Police spokesman sergeant Jim Richart saidRemy apparently was trying to kill himself when he entered the 10-meter-diameter pit, one of the smallest at the county park. The pits of gooey tar have preserved the bones of prehistoric dinosaurs.
Remy told firefights he was grateful that they had saved his life.