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#101

That’s why you shouldn’t listen to pier pressure


#102

Lets give this no more oxygen and just freeze the puns dead on that last one. eh?


#103

Pretty soon we will be drowning in puns


#104

Pretty brave that guy, must have ice running through his veins…


#105

John Worsfold…clearly after the round 2 selections.


#106

Man rescued from one of world’s most active volcanoes after climbing fence to peer into cater

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Smoke rises above a volcano in Hawaii|700x467 Photo: The man was found with serious injuries on a ledge some 20 metres down the cliff. (AP: Kevan Kamibayashi)

A man was left with serious injuries when he fell into a Hawaiian volcano after climbing over a railing for a better view.

Key points:

  • The man lost his footing and tumbled about 20 metres into the crater
  • It took about an hour to rescue the man, who was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries
  • Kilauea was the site of serious volcanic activity last May, which resulted in roughly $US236.5 million in damages

The man was hiking with a group on a cliff edge of the Kilauea Volcano caldera on Hawaii’s Big Island on Wednesday evening.

<img src=’/uploads/default/original/3X/d/1/d11ff783d0a626de5f822f5bb9ab4531a5809d30.jpeg’ alt=‘Fountain of Lava Spews at Fissure 20 Near Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano|340x227’> Photo: The volcano’s last eruption caused extensive damage in neighbouring towns. (News Video)

“He climbed over a permanent metal railing at the Steaming Buff overlook to get closer to the cliff edge,” a Hawaii Fire Fighters Association spokesperson said on Facebook.

"The man lost his footing and fell from a [90 metre] cliff and responders, upon arrival, began a coordinated search-and-rescue of the area.

“At approximately 9:00pm, the man was found alive but seriously injured on a narrow ledge about [20 metres] down from the edge.”

US National Park Service spokesman Ben Hayes told CNN it took about an hour to retrieve the man.

The man, whose identity has not been revealed, was later airlifted to the Hilo Medical Centre for treatment.

Video: The volcano’s eruption caused serious damage to the region last year. (ABC News)

The rescue came one year after destructive volcanic activity at Kilauea, which erupted on May 3, 2018 and saw lava flowing over the streets of nearby neighbourhoods.

This saw a collapse of the Kilauea summit, with the crater almost doubling in size.

According to the US Geological Survey, enough lava erupted to fill 320,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools, creating more than 350 hectares of new land along the island’s shoreline.

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It’s quiet now. Violent earthquakes and the deafening roar of collapsing ground no longer reverberate and echo across a vast and growing caldera chasm. Soon many will visit Kīlauea and gaze in stupefying awe at the colossal and undeniable power of the world’s most active volcano.

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More than 700 buildings were destroyed by volcanic activity, which displaced about 3,000 people and caused an estimated $US236.5 million ($338 million) in damages to roads, waterlines and public facilities.

Kilauea is considered one of the world’s most active volcanoes, but the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s most recent update says there were no signs of it erupting and classified it with the safest rating.

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As the 1-year mark of the 2018 Kīlauea eruption nears, we are happy to report that most of the park is now open, thanks to our hard-working staff and partners! Check out new info & FAQs: https://www.nps.gov/havo/recovery.htm …#NationalParkWeek #TransportationTuesday #FindYourPark

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“Despite this classification, Kilauea remains an active volcano, and it will erupt again,” the update said.

“Although we expect clear signs prior to a return to eruption, the time frame of warning may be short.”

In light of the rescue, park rangers reminded visitors to stay behind safety barriers, warning that failing to do so could result in death.

Mr Hayes said rangers were investigating whether the man would face any charges for ignoring safety advice.

Arial view shows lava flowing from fissures|700x467 Photo: A photo from May 19, 2018, shows lava flowing from fissures near Pahoa after the Kilauea eruption. (AP: US Geological Survey)

Less than a week ago, a dog called Kane had to be rescued from the same volcano after wandering into a steaming earth crack along the rim of the peak.

“Luckily, one of our dog-loving rangers was nearby, and she rescued Kane quickly,” a Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park spokesperson said on Facebook.

“The hot temperature in the thermal crack caused him to overheat, he was bleeding from his nostrils, and had lacerations to his paws but he was able to walk and drink water immediately following his ordeal.”

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#107

Grand Canyon appears to face similar issues.
3 people have fallen to their deaths this year alone, and I would’ve thought patronage would increase as the States come into the warmer months


#108

Yellowstone is usually pretty good to kill idiots too.

Boiling water pools, thin crusts, waterfalls, moose, bears, bison…


#109

Did Evel Knievel jump the Grand Canyon?

Man, he was ace.


#110

Google says he never did. But his son did. And like his dad he had a massive tumble at the end.

Evil was definitely a showman in his day and got the attention.


#111

Reminds me a bit of this guy…


#112

Ding ding ding hot dog we have a Weiner!


#113

How about the cruise ship full of Scientologists with measles?


#114

Is that a cruise ship or a Cruise ship?


#115

They obviously weren’t praying loudly enough. God didn’t hear them. Pastor also wearing wrong shoes, not waterproof or croc proof.

Or I could say, what a load of croc.