Chilling footage has surfaced of a group of daredevils climbing without safety harnesses atop construction scaffolding in Sydney.
At least six boys climbed the high-rise structure in Rhodes, in the city’s inner west, risking their lives seemingly for a photo opportunity.
The dangerous stunt was understood to have taken place about four months ago, with video from the day being uploaded to TikTok on Wednesday.
While the identity of the individuals was unknown, the mysterious photographer was found to have a beefy track history of filming himself in dangerous situations.
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Of more than 41,000 people to have viewed his video, close to 200 commented and many expressed deep concern over the group’s conduct.
“Why? All for creating content? You won’t be able to see how many likes you have from your coffin,” one person wrote.
“Do you ever think about what you will put your family through if you fall? Stupid and selfish,” someone else said.
TikTok users question authenticity of clip
Many were in disbelief at what they were watching, questioning whether the footage was even real.
“I’m sorry, is that real? What are those idiots doing up there?” one person wrote.
Responding to one mortified commenter, the user explained his motivation for risking his life.
“It’s a way to put shock into photography and videography,” he claimed.
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Another pointed out that if he made one wrong move, he would almost certainly die.
“You really want to risk your life like this just for art? Surely there is another type of art you could do where you don’t have to die in the process,” they wrote.
The daredevil rejected their perspective, claiming “the risk of death is extremely low”.
“Even then, it’s worth it. I wake up every morning with no regrets,” he said.
Daredevil defends dangerous act
In a separate response to another concerned viewer, he argued “anybody who is serious about this stuff knows the risks and knows their limits”.
Someone else said such content was an easy way to “show the world that you’re a gronk”.
Even more concerning was the way some of his audience seemed to be encouraged by his idiotic behaviour, with a handful saying they too wanted to try something similar.
The video creator used the tag “urbex”, which is an abbreviation of “urban exploration” – typically used to describe the exploration of man-made structures.
NSW Police said the incident had not been reported, but “officers strongly discourage this type of risky behaviour”.