1999 Urban Legend
In France, Jacques Lefevrier left nothing to chance when he decided to commit suicide.
- He stood atop a sheer cliff and tied a noose around his neck.
- He tied the other end of the rope to a large rock.
- He drank some poison and set fire to his clothes.
- He even tried to shoot himself at the last moment: as he jumped off the cliff he fired the pistol.
But the best-laid schemes o' mice and men go oft awry.
The bullet missed Jacques Lefevrier completely and cut through the rope above him. Now, freed from the threat of hanging he plunged into the sea. The salty dunk extinguished the flames and worse, made him vomit forth the poison. He was dragged unwilling out of the water by a kind fisherman and was taken to a hospital.
Where he died of hypothermia.
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