Robert Philip Wiki
Robert Philip Longcake died Chimney de Dixon in Carlisle despite a frantic attempt to rescue him for the emergency services that saw him finally collapsed after a major 15-hour operation.
A man who was hung upside down from his boot on top of a 290-foot industrial chimney was named today as a ‘fantastic’ grandfather who had suffered mental health problems in recent months.
Robert Philip Age
He was 53 years old.
Robert Philip Wife & Children
He Married with Andrea, his two children Robert and Laura and their partners Sarah and Darren, grandchildren James, George and William, dad Bill and brother John, and all his friends and those that knew him.’
Phil was a fantastic grandfather for his three grandchildren, James, George, and William. They adored him. Phil had many wonderful and happy moments with his family, and his loved ones will treasure these memories.
Man who died after 15 hours at top of 290ft structure named as Robert Philip Longcakehttps://t.co/2kcyUOOSJJ
— i newspaper (@theipaper) October 31, 2019
Robert Philip Cause Of Death
Apparently he had climbed a ladder late at night to the top of the chimney in Carlisle before he fell and ended up hanging from the head first with his boot trapped between the ladder and the wall. After the failed rescue offers from a helicopter, a special cherry picker was written so rescuers could reach it. But when Mr. Longcake was lowered to the ground there were no “signs of life” and the paramedics confirmed that he was dead.
Dixon’s Chimney incident: Man who died after becoming stranded is named https://t.co/33X1jfkoxV
— HuffPost UK (@HuffPostUK) October 30, 2019
Robert Philip Family Statement
A family statement said: ‘Phil was a strong and brave man who accomplished much in his short life. Unfortunately, due to the recent revelations he made about the historical trauma he suffered, Phil was struggling with his mental health, with the love and support of his family and health professionals while trying to overcome this. He was an enthusiastic motorcyclist and used to spend weekends with his son Robert. He loved walking with his dog Ted and was a passionate musician who played guitar, piano and accordion. He also loved to sing and made his own covers of popular music.
He has been named locally as Robert Philip Longcake, known as Phil to his family and friends.https://t.co/zYWrFAQ2Rz
— ITV News Border (@ITVborder) October 30, 2019
Elative added that the funeral arrangements will be confirmed but will be by invitation only, and donations can be made to the mental health charity Mind in his memory. Superintendent Matt Kennerley of the Cumbria police said on Monday: ‘The thoughts of the emergency services and partners are with the family and friends of the man.
‘The specialized welfare police officers are supporting his family in this difficult time. “An investigation into the circumstances of how and why the man was in the chimney will begin, and the Police will inform the coroner of His Majesty.” The operation began when emergency services were called around 2.20 on Monday morning.
Residents living near the old chimney of the cotton factory heard the man’s screams and gave the alarm. Some local reports suggested that the man may have climbed the ladder to the top of the chimney hours earlier. Scott Mattinson, 24, and his fiancee, Nadene, 25, live in a flat next to the fireplace and heard ‘laments’ starting at 10:30 p.m. ‘They didn’t think anything like that’ but they were awakened by more noise at 1 in the morning. The couple dismissed the screams as coming from a “drunk outside” and went back to sleep. Then, at 3 in the morning, they realized that the police were outside.
‘We looked out of the window and saw blue lights flashing,’ said Mr. Mallinson, who soon realized there was a man at the top of the chimney.
‘We saw this man, flailing around in a bit of a panic,’ he said. Local residents were then evacuated from the immediate area.
Dad who died after being trapped at top of 270ft chimney named and pictured as Robert Philip Longcake https://t.co/pXpkqFVBBJ
— Birmingham Live (@birmingham_live) October 30, 2019
From the first moment, it became clear that the emergency services faced one of the most challenging rescue operations imaginable. Mr. Longcake, who had no clothes on his upper body, was hung upside down and had only been saved from falling to his death by getting his boot caught between the stairs and the chimney wall. It is believed that he climbed the ladder that climbs up the side of the 290-foot Dixon fireplace under cover of darkness and probably got caught when he lost his balance at the top. Initially, the police were able to verify that he was alive by communicating with him through a drone with a speaker connected.