Daredevil who plummeted to his death from 68-story tower did not 'slip,' friends claims

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By Asiya Ali

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A Skyscraper climber who tragically died after falling from a 68-story tower while attempting a stunt did not "slip," according to a friend.

Remi Lucidi - known as Remi Enigma on social media - was a renowned photographer who made a name for himself by scaling towering buildings all around the world.

Unfortunately, the 30-year-old Frenchman lost his life during one of his dangerous adventures as he plummeted after reportedly getting trapped outside the Tregunter Tower complex, as reported by the South China Morning Post.

According to investigators, the stuntman arrived at the penthouse in the evening and told the security guard that he was visiting a friend on the 40th floor. It is believed that he made his way to the top floor and got trapped outside, so started frantically knocking on all the windows to get back inside the building.

Reports have said that Lucidi lost his footing and dropped to his death, but his friend - a Fellow urban climber 'Dakamaru' who wants to remain anonymous - has told The Mirror that the daredevil did not "slip".

Dakamaru told the outlet that he first spoke to Lucidi on Instagram in 2020. The pair met up shortly after and completed climbs together. He revealed that he spoke to the late thrillseeker just days before his death last Thursday (July 27), stating: "We last spoke on Instagram a few days before the tragedy."

"He was excited about climbing buildings in Hong Kong. He said he took some beautiful photos," Dakamuru explained, adding that he didn't know if Lucidi had ever climbed Tregunter Tower before.

He was notified of his friend's tragic death by someone in the community and said that despite his grief, it won't prevent him or fellow skyscraper climbers from continuing to complete dangerous stunts.

"This doesn't happen often," he said. "We do not just fall. Had my friend had any partner with him to back him up he would still be alive. A comrade would call for help."

"Tragedies such as my friend's never shake our core beliefs. We know what we're doing and why we're doing it. We are aware of the consequences. I can't imagine the process of people telling us: 'You might fall, it's dangerous, you will die if you fall'...Well, imagine what a massive revelation this is for us," he continued.

Dakamaru said that when you "reach a certain level of skill you don't just slip and fall," claiming that Lucidi's death probably happened because he was in "a place that he could not maneuver out of".

"He must have spent enough time there to get tired and not be able to keep to it any longer," he explained. "The witness claimed he’d been out on the window knocking. Probably on a thin edge outside. Not much space to move."

"Probably no way to sit, turn, crouch or change position in any way. And no matter how physically fit you are, in such conditions, you’re bound to get tired eventually," he added.

According to The New York Post, Hong Kong officials alleged that the building’s security guard tried to cross-examine the man's claim of visiting a friend but he had already caught an elevator by then.

An insider also told the publication that Lucidi was last seen banging on a penthouse window on the 68th floor of Tregunter Tower at about 7:30PM - which prompted a startled maid to contact the police.

In addition to this, a further report stated that CCTV footage showed the man taking the stairs to the top level but it was locked so he forced the door open so that he could take another picture from the roof.

Law enforcement did not find Lucidi until his body was back on the ground. They also discovered his sports camera at the scene, which contained videos of extreme sports.

An official statement and the cause of the man's death are yet to be revealed by the Hong Kong authorities.

Our thoughts are with Lucidi's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: D3sign / Getty

Daredevil who plummeted to his death from 68-story tower did not 'slip,' friends claims

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By Asiya Ali

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A Skyscraper climber who tragically died after falling from a 68-story tower while attempting a stunt did not "slip," according to a friend.

Remi Lucidi - known as Remi Enigma on social media - was a renowned photographer who made a name for himself by scaling towering buildings all around the world.

Unfortunately, the 30-year-old Frenchman lost his life during one of his dangerous adventures as he plummeted after reportedly getting trapped outside the Tregunter Tower complex, as reported by the South China Morning Post.

According to investigators, the stuntman arrived at the penthouse in the evening and told the security guard that he was visiting a friend on the 40th floor. It is believed that he made his way to the top floor and got trapped outside, so started frantically knocking on all the windows to get back inside the building.

Reports have said that Lucidi lost his footing and dropped to his death, but his friend - a Fellow urban climber 'Dakamaru' who wants to remain anonymous - has told The Mirror that the daredevil did not "slip".

Dakamaru told the outlet that he first spoke to Lucidi on Instagram in 2020. The pair met up shortly after and completed climbs together. He revealed that he spoke to the late thrillseeker just days before his death last Thursday (July 27), stating: "We last spoke on Instagram a few days before the tragedy."

"He was excited about climbing buildings in Hong Kong. He said he took some beautiful photos," Dakamuru explained, adding that he didn't know if Lucidi had ever climbed Tregunter Tower before.

He was notified of his friend's tragic death by someone in the community and said that despite his grief, it won't prevent him or fellow skyscraper climbers from continuing to complete dangerous stunts.

"This doesn't happen often," he said. "We do not just fall. Had my friend had any partner with him to back him up he would still be alive. A comrade would call for help."

"Tragedies such as my friend's never shake our core beliefs. We know what we're doing and why we're doing it. We are aware of the consequences. I can't imagine the process of people telling us: 'You might fall, it's dangerous, you will die if you fall'...Well, imagine what a massive revelation this is for us," he continued.

Dakamaru said that when you "reach a certain level of skill you don't just slip and fall," claiming that Lucidi's death probably happened because he was in "a place that he could not maneuver out of".

"He must have spent enough time there to get tired and not be able to keep to it any longer," he explained. "The witness claimed he’d been out on the window knocking. Probably on a thin edge outside. Not much space to move."

"Probably no way to sit, turn, crouch or change position in any way. And no matter how physically fit you are, in such conditions, you’re bound to get tired eventually," he added.

According to The New York Post, Hong Kong officials alleged that the building’s security guard tried to cross-examine the man's claim of visiting a friend but he had already caught an elevator by then.

An insider also told the publication that Lucidi was last seen banging on a penthouse window on the 68th floor of Tregunter Tower at about 7:30PM - which prompted a startled maid to contact the police.

In addition to this, a further report stated that CCTV footage showed the man taking the stairs to the top level but it was locked so he forced the door open so that he could take another picture from the roof.

Law enforcement did not find Lucidi until his body was back on the ground. They also discovered his sports camera at the scene, which contained videos of extreme sports.

An official statement and the cause of the man's death are yet to be revealed by the Hong Kong authorities.

Our thoughts are with Lucidi's family, friends, and fans at this time.

Featured image credit: D3sign / Getty