Daredevil climbs on top of massive crane for social media praise before police launch search: ‘Most stupid act’
- Three daredevils climb to top of high-rise crane on Gold Coast
- A man was filmed dangling unrestrained on a crane
- Police launch probe to track down man facing fine and possible jail time
- Plenty of footage of dangerous stunts still online Tuesday morning
A search is underway for three adventurers who risked their lives to climb a high-rise crane.
The young adventurer filmed himself dangling from the dangerous heights on top of a crane near the Meriton high-rise construction site in Surfers Paradise.
Video of the death-defying stunt posted on social media and YouTube shows several men climbing what is described as the Gold Coast’s tallest crane shortly before sunset, while keeping an eye out for helicopters seen flying below them.
“We’re running out of light, we really should get up,” a man can be heard telling his partner.
‘Pray for the best. Hope they don’t see us.
When they reached the top, a man stood unrestrained on top of the crane, taking the stunt to the next level.
He then hooked his legs to the crane and leaned back while dangling on the edge for a few minutes.
He was heard on the video saying: “It’s been a one-minute (sic) dream of mine to do this now.”
If the dangerous stunt goes awry, the man takes just seven seconds to jump into death.
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise is 250 meters high, or 31 storeys.
Police want to speak to three hooligans who filmed themselves climbing and hanging from a high-rise crane in Surfers Paradise
The daredevils were desperate to hide their faces and voices in the video, which was still online Tuesday morning.
The men claimed in the video that once they were back on the ground, they participated in a safety pursuit that resulted in one of them dislocating his shoulder and having to be taken to hospital.
They also claimed they later attempted to expand the iconic Q1 building on the Gold Coast, but failed.
The men got into trouble with the police, who issued a stern warning.
Gold Coast Superintendent Rhys Wildman said: “People are doing these activities on social media for notoriety, but it just highlights the danger and the sheer risk.”
‘Do not do this! Notoriety isn’t worth putting your life at risk.
The man and his two partners face hefty fines and possible jail time if tracked down by police
Police have launched an investigation into the incident.
The man in the video could face a fine of up to $3,000 or a year in prison.
Locals were stunned by the footage.
‘Very scary. I don’t know why you’re doing this, but I’m guessing people get the thrill in a different way,” a resident told Seven News.
Another added: “Looks silly.”
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