River fell in the river and drowned. inches. British stag-do reveller cheats death as he becomes the first person EVER to swim across the Hoover Dam (but he only survived because nine of its … To get around this people point out that Connelly died while surveying a The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. And the forklift truck driver from Ruthin in North Wales says the only reason he made it across alive was because nine of the ten hydroelectric turbines were switched off. Tierney was not An enormous concrete arched structure, measuring over 725 feet high and 1,244 feet long, the dam cost 49 million dollars to complete and was responsible for over 100 deaths. the canyon where the dam was eventually built. Dumbest might be more accurate. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group, Joe puts the house on it! The comments below have not been moderated. blasting, falling rocks or slides, falls from the canyon walls, struck by heavy The first question is more difficult to answer. Each time a bucket was emptied into the largest blocks the level of In fact we call that a Dam Rumor. delivered five or six men would tromp around on the inside of the block, packing really involved in the "construction" of the dam. 1935, Patrick W. Tierney, a Bureau or Reclamation employee and son of J.G. During the last decade there have been over 279 deaths on the dam, accidental, or from people who don’t know what a dam is. problems. Each There are no bodies buried in the concrete. Of course the smaller blocks did fill up faster. Oh, and if you try to swim there, you’ll most likely end up imprisoned. That was when I heard the police shouting ‘Oi, come here lad.’. So, why isn't he considered the first person to die on the A British stag-do reveller has become the first person ever to swim across the iconic Hoover Dam. ", 'I didn't realise it was an offence. It was like an oven - it was roasting. When I got to the other side I was exhausted and had to sit down on the rocks. Each block was five feet high. Originally from North Wales, Hughes was vacationing in America when he decided to break some records and become the first person to swim over one of the world’s largest dams. Nigel Farage the movie? 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Mr Hughes told Mail Online: 'It was all down to having enough beer at the time. Probably Citarum River, Indonesia. The second question is the Not Hughes, who claimed that it was really damn hot and thought that it was smart to jump into the dam’s water. Here's what nutritionists have to say on the kind of drinks you should consume and avoid. the two most asked questions are: 1) How many people died building the dam? Police men arrested him and charged him with a fine when he made it out of the water, referring to him as “the luckiest man alive”. One the blocks in buckets, eight cubic yards at a time. Tierney, fell from one of the intake towers. How can you lose a body in two to Said Hughes, who’s apparently a very good swimmer and has also pretty good timing considering that the only reason he survived is because 9 out of the 10 turbines in the dam where turned off. the concrete increased by two to three inches. 'One officer said "in my whole lifetime I've never seen or heard of anyone doing it. project. from the heat, pneumonia, heart trouble, etc. With this Thirteen years to the day, on December 20, The Hoover Dam which borders the states of Nevada and Arizona is neither safe nor legal to swim in. What you drink in the mornings can have an impact on the rest of your day. Aaron Hughes just became the first person to swim over the Hoover Dam, escaping death just because he was really freaking lucky. Dining with death! He was doing a geological On December 20, 1922, J.G. 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Ten of us were on a stag do and it was my first time in Vegas. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. The number of intakes around the dam produces strong currents that will pull anything down, so anyone that goes in, will definitely not come out. It took about half an hour and you can't stop. These men were called The Hoover Dam is a concrete dam in the Colorado River that has 10 turbines and regulates water from two different states, Nevada and Arizona. Culture Hot Mess News Photo by Flickr user Airwolfhound Aaron Hughes just became the first person to swim over the Hoover Dam, escaping death just because he was really freaking lucky. doing the survey to die. Arron Hughes, 28, was fined by police after swimming across the perilous stretch of water on the border of Arizona and Nevada. that can be used depending on who you include as having died on the project. There are no bodies buried in Hoover Dam. 'The police were shocked. We work hard each day to bring uplifting and informative information about culture, weed, celebrity, tech and medical marijuana. Tierney, a Bureau of 2) How many of those are buried in the concrete? goes something like this. Hand selected from our editors with all the latest news and entertainment with a side of cannabis. Play it now. 'We decided to go and see the Hoover Dam and on the way there, me and my friend were sat in the back of the pick-up. barge and drowned. number you get the story of the first and last men to die on the project. popular number is 112, but it requires some stretching to make it fit. Industrial fatalities do not include deaths went. The plan was to have a dip then jump out but in the end I though you only live once - I may as well go for it. 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