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Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By COLIN HURST [email protected]­

A PRO­FES­SIONAL climber has been found DEAD dan­gling from the roof of a snow-cov­ered stu­dent dorm.

Mys­tery sur­rounds the cir­cum­stances of 26-year-old Yevgeny Tikhonov’s death, but there are no sug­ges­tions he took his own life.

Ici­cles were hang­ing from his feet when he was found and his head was cov­ered with snow.


The grim sight 40ft above the ground was spot­ted by a young girl in Anzhero-Sudzhensk, a town 65 miles north of Siberian city Ke­merovo.

His body ap­peared to have been dan­gling from the build­ing for a long pe­riod but lo­cal re­ports sug­gested he died only two hours be­fore he was spot­ted.

Tem­per­a­tures had plunged to mi­nus 27C at night in the hours be­fore the tragedy.

FROZEN STIFF: Yevgeny Tikhonov

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