CHILE: MAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE BY JUMPING IN LIONS' DEN NAKED


20-year-old Franco Luis Ferrada Roman jumped into the big cats' enclosure and stripped naked, and then walked into the centre of the cage, horrifying other visitors. The lions pounced on him straight away and started to play with him.



Zookeepers were alerted to the incident and shot the two lions so as to save his life.
Zoo director Alejandra Montalba said there was no other course of action as fast-acting tranquilisers were not available to stop the animals from attacking Roman. "The zoo has an established protocol because people's lives are very important to us," she said. A witness said: "He was screaming religious things."
According to Chilevision news channel, and also confirmed by Metropolitan Park director Mauricio Fabry, a suicide note was discovered on Roman's person, stating that the apocalypse was the reason for attempting to end his life.
Dr Sebastián Ugarte, director Clínica Indisa's intensive care unit, said that Roman's heart almost stopped and that he had "suffered several injuries and trauma to the head and the pelvic region". He is now no longer in a critical condition and should make a full recovery. It later emerged that Roman's mother had recently died from cancer.witness said: "He was screaming religious things."
According to Chilevision news channel, and also confirmed by Metropolitan Park director Mauricio Fabry, a suicide note was discovered on Roman's person, stating that the apocalypse was the reason for attempting to end his life.

Dr Sebastián Ugarte, director Clínica Indisa's intensive care unit, said that Roman's heart almost stopped and that he had "suffered several injuries and trauma to the head and the pelvic region". He is now no longer in a critical condition and should make a full recovery. It later emerged that Roman's mother had recently died from cancer.
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source: ibtimes