Chris Bailey, 28, decided that a workout was in order after a long night of drinking with his landlord until 3am Saturday morning.
Later that afternoon the same landlord found Bailey dead. On the weight bench with the push up bar laying across his chest. “I found him on the bench with the bar across his chest. I tried to wake him, but I knew he was dead. I had to try and lift the weight off him, which wasn’t easy because it was so heavy. I tried to resuscitate him, but he was gone,” he said.
Baily was a fitness fanatic and had only recently purchased the equipment to save on gym fees. He’d been dead for several hours before his friend found him.
Bailey’s death is being treated as unexplained and are awaiting an autopsy.
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