- A Chinese rooftopper plunged to his death from the rooftop of a 62-storey building
- Rooftopping is the dangerous practice of accessing rooftops without safety equipment to capture skyline photography or perform stunts
- The daredevil’s girlfriend alerted the police when he failed to return home
A famous 26-year-old Chinese daredevil known for his risky stunts atop high-rise buildings plunged to his death after his latest stunt went wrong.
Rooftopping enthusiast Wu Yongning reportedly fell from the rooftop of the 62-storey of the Huayuan Hua Centre, one of the tallest buildings in Changsha, in the Hunan province in China on November 8.
Rooftopping is the dangerous practice of accessing rooftops without safety equipment to capture skyline photography or perform stunts. The footage is often live-streamed or posted on social media, as per Channel News Asia.
In a video shared by The Sun and a number of YouTube accounts, Yongning was seen clinging to the side of the skyscraper’s rooftop and appeared to have lost his grip and fell to his death. His body was said to have been found by a window cleaner.
The police were first alerted to Yongning’s death by his girlfriend, Jinjin, when the rooftopper failed to return home.
Local Chinese media reported that Yongning had been offered 100,000 yuan ($15,109) by an unnamed sponsor to perform his latest stunt – which turned out to be his last.
A relative said Yongning planned to use the money to marry his girlfriend and for the medical treatment of his ailing mother.