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Missing man is found dead inside a dinosaur

By T.K. Randall
May 25, 2021 · Comment icon 25 comments

The man appeared to have become trapped inside the statue. Image Credit: Google Earth
A Spanish man who was reported missing turned up dead a few hours later inside a large dinosaur statue.
The 39-year-old man, who has not been named, was reported missing by his family on Saturday.

He was found only a few hours later by a father and son who noticed that something was amiss concerning a large statue of a Stegosaurus in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona.

When police arrived, they found the missing man's body inside one of the dinosaur's legs. It appeared as though he had climbed inside to retrieve his mobile phone and got stuck.

"A father and son noticed that there was something inside and raised the alarm," said a spokesperson for Mossos d'Esquadra - the regional police force.
"We found the body of a man inside the leg of this dinosaur statue. It's an accidental death; there was no violence. This person got inside the statue's leg and got trapped."

"It looks as though he was trying to retrieve a mobile phone, which he'd dropped. It looks like he entered the statue head first and couldn't get out."

Firefighters were later called in to cut the statue and retrieve the man's body.

"We're still waiting for the autopsy results, so we don't know how long he was in there, but it seems he was there for a couple of days," the spokesperson added.

Source: The Guardian | Comments (25)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #16 Posted by OverSword 2 years ago
I would say so.  The lower jaw seems to be missing.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Oniomancer 2 years ago
Sounds like another selfie attempt gone wrong.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Still Waters 2 years ago
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Comment icon #19 Posted by Seti42 2 years ago
What a terrible way to die. Stuck, and likely slowly suffocating...
Comment icon #20 Posted by Jon the frog 2 years ago
the guy was a midget or something ?
Comment icon #21 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
It would sound more credible if it was a T-Rex statue.
Comment icon #22 Posted by razman 2 years ago
Yea , something odd about this.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Still Waters 2 years ago
I've found another video with a more close-up view of the dinosaur statue. In this one you can see its mouth, There's no way anyone could climb in through an opening that small. AFP won't let me post the video here, you have to click on the link and watch it on YouTube. The video shows the belly too.
Comment icon #24 Posted by WitchHearse 2 years ago
How did he drop it inside the dinosaur in the first place?
Comment icon #25 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
A tragic case. But, if anything he was immediately given a statue at the site of his death.  

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