Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gordon Ramsay nearly drowns after 85-metre cliff fall

Ohh MY.... My favorite celebrity Chef!!! I'm a big fan of him,, and I always write post about him... That is why when he came here in Oz for a Food and Wine show,, I dragged my hubby so I can see him... Good thing he is safe...

GORDON Ramsay slipped off a cliff, landing in freezing cold water and nearly drowned while filming his latest TV series.

The foul-mouthed TV chef, 41, nearly came a cropper as he clambered down an 85 metre ( 280ft) drop while filming his new The F Word series off Iceland.

Ramsay, who was hunting puffins in Iceland's Westman Islands, landed in a creek but was weighed down by his heavy boots and could not get to the surface.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I thought I was a goner.

"They say cats have nine lives. I've had 12 already and I don't know how many more I'll have.

"I remember thinking, 'Oh f***. My boots and my waterproofs were dragging me down.

"I'm an extremely good swimmer, but I couldn't get to the surface. I was panicking and my lungs were filling with water.

"When I got to the top after getting my boots off I was dazed and my head was totally numb."

Ramsay's TV crew, who became concerned after he failed to surface for 45 seconds, threw him a rope and towed him to safety.

The father of four was treated at his hotel for a cut on his leg and later had a check-up at London's Cromwell Hospital.

Gordon also had to face his furious wife Tana, 33. He admitted: "I didn't tell her at first.

"I chickened out but she knew something was up. She was upset and extremely pissed off. When I was underwater all I could think of was Tana and my kids. It wasn't until I was on the plane home I realised what a close call I'd had."


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