Frightening moment daredevils take selfies on top of skyscraper without any safety gear after illegally gaining entry to the roof – as the group is slammed for their death-defying social media stunts
- Daredevils film themselves on rooftop of 243-metre tower
- They climbed Surfers Paradise Soul building’s fire stairs
- The same crew also filmed themselves on another high hotel
A group of daredevils have posted videos of themselves precariously walking along the roof-top beams of a 243-metre tower they illegally climbed.
One video shows a member of the group walking to the very edge of a plank protruding from the Peppers Soul tower on Queensland‘s Surfers Paradise and pointing the camera directly down at the dizzying sight of the beach far below.
It is understood access to the roof was gained by unauthorised use of the fire escape stairs, but so far no arrests have been made.
A group of men have filmed themselves performing reckless stunts on top of the 243-metre Peppers Soul building in Surfers Paradise
Other shots, some of which are taken by drone, show the men relaxing having scaled the structures which sit on top the roof.
None of the men were wearing any type of safety gear or harness, instead opting for t-shirts, shorts and sandshoes.
The Peppers Soul building is the third highest structure on the Gold Coast and has 77 floors.
Another video showed the men carrying out a similar stunt on the roof of another high Peppers Soul structure.
The group were slammed online for their social media stunt with one person saying: ‘Just plainly stupid’.
Another said: ‘They’re irresponsible morons who endanger the lives of rescue personnel when things go wrong.’
The men gained unauthorised access to the Peppers Soul building rooftop by climbing the fire escape stairs
Clambering around the tops of high structures without permission has become a trend known as ‘roof-topping’ or roofing’.
Typically roof-toppers will perform precarious stunts while filming themselves for social media.
The reckless practice has cost a number of lives, with one of the publicised being the fall of Chinese man Wu Yongning, from a 62-storey building in 2017.
Wu was performing a risky stunt of hanging off the building by one hand when he lost his grip and plummeted to his death from the Huayuan International Centre in Changsha, a city in central China.
Queensland police said they had not been informed of the incident and no investigation was currently being underway.