Heart stopping moment daredevil leaps between the rooftops of two high-rise buildings with one tiny mistake meaning certain death
Most people’s first instinct when looking across a 5m gap with a 12m drop isn’t to think ‘I could jump that’.
But for a Surfers Paradise daredevil on Saturday, that was exactly what he thought. And did.
He then tries to judge how far he has to leap and how much elevation he needs to make is safely across.
L'uomo (nella foto a sinistra) psyches himself up for what may be his last ever leap
He psyches himself up like an Olympian long jumper for what could be the last leap he’ll ever make, by bouncing up and down and kicking his legs back and forth.
A friend with him on the roof watches anxiously.
The man then walks to the other edge of the roof – which is about 18m across – he’s on and after a few more minutes of loosening his limbs takes off for his leap of faith.
He hits top speed as he gets to the edge and thrusts himself into the unknown.
The jumper is seen halfway across the 5m gap, with a 12m drop below him
Having made it across, seemingly unharmed, l'uomo (nella foto a destra) then makes his way back to the building he had come from
The man barely makes it across, rolls a couple of times and gets up and makes his way back to the building he jumped from, which is connected by another route.
'Oh, mio Dio,’ and the other saying ‘He made it!’ two voices from behind the camera excalimed.
A commenter on Facebook added: ‘Omg I felt sick watching it’, while the woman who posted the video replied ‘oh don’t worry my heart sank also when he jumped!!! I was getting ready to call an ambulance.’
Queensland Police are investigating the jump.