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Flaming diver faces charges


Ted Batchelor, would-be stunt man whose annual flaming dive into the Chagrin River has become something of a local legend, could be facing a $500 fine or 30 days in jail as a result of this year’s dive. Batchelor, 23, of Chagrin Falls, was charged with disorderly conduct, said village law director Joseph Diemert because “he presented a danger to himself, and he jumped off the bridge,” two activities that are against local ordinances. According to Diemert, Batchelor had asked permission from village officials to perform his annual feat of setting himself on fire and diving over the natural falls into the river, and had been refused. “He asked permission to do it, and was warned not to, but he did it anyway,” Diemert remarked. The TIMES was unable to reach Batchelor for comment.

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Last 10 Burns
December 12 Three minutes 3 seconds Tokyo Japan (Yamanogou) Personal best!!! Old style.Television production. 
December 04 2 minutes 45 seconds practice for Japan trip! *
November 29 1 minute 19 seconds first practice for Japan trip. *
July 10 44 seconds. "Running Bases on FIRE!!" for the Norfolk Tides! Great Stadium! Great Fans!! First time on fire in Virginia!! 
April 24 48 seconds! Ran. bases on fire!! For the Bridgeport Bluefish!!! Fun!!! Great people and fans!!!! First time on fire in Connecticut!! 
June 05 2 minutes Fire falls farm *
December 06 53 seconds - Salinas California Airport "Longest Run on Fire" TBD -History Channel **
December 05 61seconds Salinas Fire Dept #3 California. History Channel. 
October 19 38 seconds for 21 people!!!! New Guinness World Record!! **
October 09 35 seconds 36 seconds 2 burns traning for igniters  *

* Denotes Practice
** Performed for Guinness World Records

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