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Man known for skyscraper climbs dies after falling from 68th floor

Man known for skyscraper climbs dies after falling from 68th floor

Remi Lucidi has died after climbing the Tregunter Tower complex in Hong Kong

A man known for climbing skyscrapers has died after falling from the 68th floor of a residential complex.

Remi Lucidi, 30, was climbing the Tregunter Tower complex in Hong Kong when he fell to his death, the South China Morning Post reports.

Lucidi, who was originally from France and who was known online as Remi Enigma, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hong Kong officials say Lucidi arrived at the building at around 6 p.m. on Thursday (27 July) and told the security guard he was visiting a friend on the 40th floor.

The skyscraper climber Remi Lucidi has died in Hong Kong.

However, the alleged friend confirmed he was not acquainted with Lucidi and a security officer then attempted to apprehend him - but the daredevil had already secured an elevator.

Security footage then captured the moment Lucidi arrived on the 49th floor, seeing him use the stairs to climb to the top of the building.

A resident in a penthouse on the 68th floor reported seeing Lucidi knocking on the window and a maid called police at about 7.30 pm local time.

Lucidi fell off the building before officers arrived and he was confirmed dead at the scene. Police found his sports camera at the scene.

Also known as Remi Enigma, the daredevil was known for climbing large buildings.

An unidentified source said it is possible that Lucidi was trapped outside the penthouse and knocked on the window for help before he fell.

He had checked in to a Tsim Sha Tsui hostel on 17 July and was supposed to leave on Sunday (30 July).

A worker at the hostel said they spoke with Lucidi several times. “He told me he was going to hike a mountain when I asked where he was going. He said he wanted to hike a lot when he was here."

Police have yet to issue an official cause of death.

Remi Lucidi climbed buildings all around the world.

Lucidi had climbed various large structures all around the world, according to his social media posts.

Fans are sharing tributes on social media to Lucidi, with one follower saying: “RIP brother. Sad news no one ever wants to hear about a fellow explorer."

While another fan said: “Bro went out doing what he loved! He lived his life fully. Not many can say that.”

“I don’t wanna believe it Remi I don’t want to believe it,” a third Instagram user wrote.

“Rest easy bro I love you.”

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@remnigma

Topics: News, World News