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Parkour stunt goes wrong as man falls 40 feet down chimney

The free runner was stuck in the chimney for nearly two hours.

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A 26-YEAR-OLD man has said he was making an action video with friends when he fell 40 feet down the chimney of a downtown Denver apartment building.

Dustin Hinkle told KCNC-TV that he and a couple of friends were making a Parkour video on the roof of the Denver City Lofts on Thursday when he fell through a chimney cover.

Parkour involves moving from point to point using obstacles along the way.

Hinkle plummeted down the old incineration chimney until a cable caught his fall.

He was stuck for nearly two hours until firefighters broke through a brick wall to get him out.

Hinkle, who along with his friends is facing a trespassing charge, says he thought he was going to die and he didn’t believe in God until he survived the fall.

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The Denver Post reports that jail records show Hinkle is 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.

Denver Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Taylor told the Post: “It appeared to me to be a pretty small chimney.”

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