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Last Updated: Thursday, 18 December, 2003, 15:19 GMT
Fireman ends Blaine stunt
Lee Griffin
The box was guarded round the clock by colleagues below
A Cornish firefighter has completed his charity stunt inspired by US magician David Blaine.

Lee Griffin was only allowed to drink water while spending 44 hours suspended by a crane in a plastic box above Lemon Quay in Truro city centre.

Mr Griffin, 34, from Bodmin, emerged from the locked plastic box at 1400 GMT on Thursday in a stunt which has raised more than 2,000 for the Fire Services Benevolent Fund.

The plastic box will now be auctioned off, with the money going to the BBC's Children In Need appeal.

Creature comforts

The box, built by firefighters, was guarded round the clock by colleagues during the stunt.

Creature comforts included a chemical toilet and an orange poncho.

The first thing Mr Griffin did on coming out of the box was to eat an Indian meal.

He said: "I was protected during the stunt by my fireman's kit and sleeping bag, so it wasn't too bad inside the box.

"The highs were watching all the people donating really generously to the fund.

"The low points for me were waking up first thing in the morning without a cup of tea."

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