The man, 102, dies after three days on the roof in Devon

The man, 102, dies after three days on the roof in Devon

Former racer Ron Easton climbed onto his roof with a bucket of tools late last month, but was stuck.

Marine Drive at Bigbury-on-Sea
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Marine Drive at Bigbury-on-Sea, where Mr. Easton supposedly lived

A 102-year-old man died after being trapped on the roof of his house for three days.

Ron Easton climbed the roof of his Bigbury-on-Sea home in Devon late last month with a bucket full of tools. After a fall or collapse, however, he was stuck, said Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue.

According to the Devon Live news service, he had tried to fix his antenna.

A friend had called 999 after discovering unopened milk bottles in front of his house.

Mr. Easton had been found lying on a garden rake with the tools next to him, the rescue service said.

At the time he had been taken to the hospital.

The former racer – known as Ton-Up Ron – died on Friday, according to a Twitter account for Kingsbridge Police, calling him a "local legend".

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