Daredevil who fell from Hong Kong skyscraper 'DIDN'T slip' says friend
Instagram daredevil Remi Lucidi who plunged to his death after falling 721ft off the top of 68-storey Hong Kong skyscraper while on location ‘DIDN’T slip’, his friend insists
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The Instagram daredevil who plunged to his death after falling 721ft from the top of a 68-storey Hong Kong skyscraper did not slip, a friend insisted tonight.
It is is believed that French photographer Remi Lucidi, 30, became trapped outside the top floor penthouse of the Trengunter Tower complex while posing for photos last Thursday.
The young adventurer had been seen by a maid knocking on the windows of the penthouse to get back inside the building, but fell to his death before any help could arrive.
Lucidi, known as ‘Remi Enigma’ on social media, had a history of climbing various towers around the world whether they be buildings or more obscure structures such as cranes, bridges, pylons or even transmitters.
Another urban climber told the Mirror he does not believe that Lucidi slipped, saying: ‘When you reach a certain level of skill you don’t just slip and fall. It’s not possible.’
Remi Lucidi (left), known as Remi Enigma, with friend and fellow urban climber Dakamaru who has inisted his friend did not trip before he fell 721ft to his death off a Hong Kong skyscraper
It is is believed that French photographer Remi Lucidi, 30, become trapped outside the top floor penthouse of the Trengunter Tower complex while posing for photos last Thursday
The young adventurer had been seen by a maid knocking on the windows of the penthouse to get back inside the building, but fell to his death before any help could arrive
Dakamaru, who did not reveal his real name, said that his friend was stuck outside the window and likely could not manoeuvre from that position. He added that he must have been there so long he got tired and could not hold himself up.
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The climber also revealed that he had spoken to Lucidi, who he met on Instagram in 2020, just days before his death. He said they talked about how excited his friend was to climb the buildings in Hong Kong and that he had taken some ‘beautiful’ photos.
He told the paper that he was unsure if his friend had ever climbed the Trengunter Tower before but ‘supposed’ he had and that planning for climbs was ‘loose’.
The pair had planned a visit to France and had wanted to climb the Great Pyramid in Egypt.
Dakamaru posted a photo of them together on Instagram, with a caption which said: ‘Steel towers are very much like friendships – we build them strong and tall. They may wobble occasionally, or seldom get visited by the builders, but with proper care and maintenance they’ll resist the wind, snow, and scorching sun, and might as well last for eternity.’
He said in another post: ‘Goodbye, my friend, goodbye. I hope you know how much I’ll miss you and how empty it is without you. Just wait for me in the next life. We will climb everything! R.I.P Remi Enigma, a mighty rooftopping god…’
On the evening of his death last Thursday, Lucidi had arrived at the tower at 7:30pm telling a security guard that he was visiting a friend on the 40th floor.
The resident whom he named has since denied knowing the thrill-seeker and was simply a ruse for Lucidi to bypass security.
Lucidi fell from the top of a 721ft, 68-story Hong Kong residential skyscraper (pictured center)
Six days ago Lucidi posted a final photo of the Hong Kong skyline
Building surveillance camera footage then sees Lucidi getting out of the elevator on the 49th floor before taking the stairs to the very top on level 68.
The door to the rooftop was locked but Lucidi forced it open, determined to take another photograph from roof.
Many of the photos posted to his Instagram see him clinging to the spires of tall buildings and he may have been attempting to do the same when he fell and plunged to the ground.
Police found his sports camera, which contained videos of the extreme sports he had doing, according to the South China Morning Post.
On Instagram, Lucidi shared photos and videos of his climbing adventures with his more than 3,000 followers.
Recent posts saw him posing at the top of high-rise scaffolding and buildings in countries across the globe, including Dubai, Bulgaria, and France.
Much of the footage shows him taking on the daring climbs without the use of any safety harnesses.
In one piece of stomach-turning footage, he can been seen balancing on the edge of a 980-foot-high chimney in France.
Six days before his death, Lucidi, who described himself as a Hong Kong-based photographer, posted a photo from Times Square in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong to his Instagram page which is now full of tributes.
‘Rip brother. Sad news no one ever wants to hear about a fellow explorer,’ wrote one.
‘Stakes are high searching for amazing experiences. Eternal respect rest in peace,’ added another.
‘You’ll never leave us, you’re unique,’ said a third.
Around a week ago Lucidi posted a final photo of the Hong Kong skyline
Lucidi is pictured in a rare photo with both his feet on the ground, here in the Malaysian jungle
In one piece of stomach turning footage, he can been seen balancing on the edge of a chimney in Bulgaria
Lucidi is seen in a close up photo as he poses on the top of a Dubai skyscraper
Part of his trademark style would see him sitting on a ledge with his legs draped over the edge
Lucidi had been staying at a hostel in Tsim Sha Tsui. The hostel’s owner described him ‘friendly and humble’.
‘He was healthy and fit and happy-faced,’ Gurjit Kaur told SCMP. ‘I feel very sad.
‘He told me he was going to hike a mountain when I asked where he was going. He said he wanted to hike a lot when he was here,’ he said.
Police found his passport and other belongings at the hostel.
The French consulate has been informed of Lucidi’s death as a police investigation in to the incident continues.
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