Daredevil risks his life as he scales high-rise crane
A reckless daredevil risked his life and endangered others when he scaled a high-rise crane – and used a selfie stick to film himself.
The man carried out the stunt in the city of Ipoh in the Perak State of north-western Malaysia.
Terrifying footage which he later posted online shows the vertiginous heights he scales as he hangs off the crane, with no safety harness or equipment.
The young man has not yet been identified, but police say they are investigating the incident, as he faces charges for endangering his own life and the lives of others.
The heart-stopping clip of the feat has since gone viral after being uploaded to video-sharing platforms.
It shows the man’s feet as he scales the red crane, with a horrifying view below showing just how high up he is.
He can be heard exhaling as he undertakes what appears to be a tiring climb.
The climber then holds a selfie stick in the air and smiles to the camera as he sits looking relaxed at the top of the crane, looking out at the view.
The incident was uploaded under the username ‘VisitMalaysia’ on social media and the video is believed to have been shot at the Ipoh Convention Centre construction site.
Another video on social media last week showed a group of youngsters climbing the nearby Ipoh signboard on top of Gunung Lang, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, with the caption thanking the local council for giving them permission.
But Ipoh mayor Datuk Zamri Man denied that city authorities had given any approval for the ‘dangerous stunt.’
Chief of Police, Sum Chang Keong said both matters were being investigated under Section 336 of the Penal Code for endangering the safety of others.
It is believed the eight people involved in the Ipoh signboard stunt have gone to police while the crane climber has still not been found.
Those found guilty could be jailed for up to three months and fined.