The aftermath of this suicide is pretty disturbing. At the 4:20 minutes mark, after a long standoff, just as the cameraman got an epileptic seizure, the man on an electric pole touches the live wires overhead and crashes to the ground through a tree. Skin on his upper body looks fried and is peeling off after just a fraction of a second of contact with high voltage wires, but it’s blood oozing from his nose the Budd Dwyer style that gives the video the creep factor.
He seems to move every now and again after the impact, but I think the suicide attempt was successful. Both electrified and battered by the fall, this man’s brain is certainly “fried” (pun intended). He must have cracked his skull when he landed on the concrete. There are several holes in his head with blood leaking through and the amount of it is pretty significant, judging by the pool that collects next to him in no time. The twitches he’s experiencing made the suicide method choice rather awful. His brain probably took in quite a bit of pain and desperation as the man lay there half dead. Video is from Dominica in the Caribbean. BTW – yeah, the spark does take place at 4:20 minute mark of the video – could not have happened at a more “smoking” time: