Daredevils risk death by shooting videos of themselves atop skyscrapers with NO safety equipment – as cops try to track down the youths
- The videos on TikTok and Instagram show the men atop high-rise buildings
- They walk along the very edges of the skyscrapers without safety equipment
- One video shows three men at the edges of 243m-tall Peppers Soul building
- Police are investigating that incident but missed the daredevils at the scene
A group of young men risking immediate death by taking selfies at the top of some of Australia’s tallest buildings are now under investigation by police.
In a series of videos filmed earlier this month and posted to social media, the anonymous men are seen at the top of Gold Coast and Sydney skyscrapers, as well as Brisbane’s Story Bridge, without any safety equipment.
One image showed the men at the edges of the narrow pinnacle atop the 243m-tall Peppers Soul building at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.
The three men are seen without safety gear at the very top of Peppers Soul on the Gold Coast
One took a dizzying image looking down over the edge in a scene that would make most people weak at the knees.
‘I work in height safety and still wouldn’t do this,’ one person commented underneath the video on the TikTok feed it was posted to.
In other videos they walk off rooftops of high-rise buildings onto thin metal beams, a sheer drop to earth beneath them
The men seen atop Brisbane’s Story Bridge, without any safety equipment
The trend of taking photos and videos in such precarious locations is known as ‘urbexing’ – or urban exploration – becoming popular around 2017
In one video the men could be seen running down the fire escape stairs inside a building as they’re nearly discovered by a maintenance worker.
The trend of taking photos and videos in such precarious locations is known as ‘urbexing’ – or urban exploration – which became popular around 2017.
The Peppers stunt was reported to police but the daredevils had left the building by the time they arrived.
‘Investigations are underway with a view to finding the offenders in this case,’ Acting Inspector Paul Hunter of Gold Coast Police told 7 News Brisbane.
The men could be charged with trespass, which carries a penalty of up to a year’s imprisonment.
In one video the men are shown running downstairs inside a building as they’re nearly discovered by a maintenance worker