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Climber says ‘it’s not possible’ daredevil friend Remi Lucidi’s death was an accident
Featured Image Credit: Instagram / @dakamaru10 / @remnigma

Climber says ‘it’s not possible’ daredevil friend Remi Lucidi’s death was an accident

A friend of Lucidi has spoken out following reports the daredevil climber's death was the result of an accident

A friend of Remi Lucidi has spoken out following reports that the daredevil climber's death was the result of an accident.

The 30-year-old French man built up a following online - known as Remi Enigma on social media - for scaling high-rise buildings and towers often without a harness or safety equipment.

Lucidi was last seen on Thursday, 3 August on the 68th floor of one of the Tregunter Towers in Hong Kong.

A 30-year-old man's body was found by police on a patio in the Mid-Levels district of the city - Lucidi's French ID card and sports camera were also discovered at the scene.

Remi Lucidi was last seen on Thursday, 3 August in Hong Kong.
Instagram/ @remnigma

Lucidi is reported as having entered one of the Tregunter Towers on Thursday, 3 August at around 6:00pm, telling security he was there to visit a friend on the 40th floor.

CCTV allegedly shows the 30-year-old exiting the lift on the 49th floor before using the staircase to reach the top floor of the tower.

At around 7:30pm, a maid is said to have spotted the climber knocking on a penthouse window.

Lucidi fell to his death from the top floor of Tregunter Towers.
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A police source told the South China Morning Post: "A preliminary investigation suggested the man was an extreme sports enthusiast.

"It is possible that he got trapped outside the penthouse while practising an extreme sport in the building, and he knocked on the window for help, but accidentally fell to his death."

However, Lucidi's friend has since spoken out, arguing it's 'not possible' the climber's death was an accident.

Fellow climber and friend of Lucidi's, Dakamaru, has spoken out following his death.
Instagram/ @dakamaru10

Lucidi's friend and a fellow climber Dakamaru told the Mirror it's not possible the 30-year-old 'slipped and fell' because climbers have a 'certain level of skill'.

He said: " It's not possible. According to the witness, Remi was stuck outside of a window. It must have been a place that he could not manoeuvre out of. He must have spent enough time there to get tired and not be able to keep to it any longer.

"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."

Dakamaru spoke with his friend 'a few days before the tragedy,' with Lucidi 'excited' about 'climbing buildings in Hong Kong'.

"He said he took some beautiful photos," Dakamaru adds.

While Dakamaru argued climbers 'do not just fall,' he notes that had Lucidi taken a partner with him 'to back him up' then he believes the stuntman would 'still be alive' today.

In a post to Instagram, Dakamaru reflected on his friend as being 'a light in the dark'.

He resolved: "He loved lift, loved his family and friends, worked hard, achieved more than many for his humble age and never bragged or tried to put himself above others. Be like Remi."

Hong Kong police have yet to release an official statement or cause of death for the climber.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

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