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Time for a bigger crane?

And you think you have had bad days!!

I received this in e-mail and did a search in Google for "Michael Long" (the name seen on the larger crane in the final photos - there's 10 pics), and found several hits on it. In the photos sent thru my e-mail, there was a final photo not seen in this group of the large green crane also going into the water.


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Cute but fake

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Check it out on Snopes.

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Re: Cute but fake

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Party Poopers! HOWEVER ...

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According to Snopes as you provided in the link:

Origins: The first eight photographs in this series ? showing a crane attempting to retrieve an automobile from a body of water, the crane tipping and falling into the water itself, and a second crane fishing both vehicles out of the water ? appear to be genuine photographs of an incident that reportedly took place in Ireland at Roundstone Pier, Conemmara, Galway, around September 2004...

However, the last photograph ? showing the second crane also tipping and falling into the water ? is what makes this series particularly appealing to viewers, but it's clearly just an altered version of the fifth image.

THEREFORE ... The e-mail version I received with the last frame included of the second crane tipping was fake. The pics I linked to here in my original post didn't have that one, and only showed the events that purportedly did occur.



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(NT) (NT) I got the same mail.

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