Tower Bridge daredevils risk their lives for a moment of social media glory when they backflip off London’s iconic landmark as temperatures soar
- Bridge jumpers have plunged into a busy section of London’s River Thames
- Four men in swimming trunks leap and leap from Tower Bridge
- They fall 30 feet into the normally busy waterway in a life-threatening social media stunt
Daredevil bridge jumpers have risked their lives and plunged into a busy section London‘s Thames as temperatures soar across the country.
In a video shared on social media, four men in swimming trunks can be seen jumping off Tower Bridge and doing somersaults.
They plunge 30 feet into the normally busy waterway in a life-threatening stunt as the sun sets over the capital.
Daredevil bridge jumpers have risked their lives and plunged into a busy section of London’s River Thames
Four men in swimming trunks can be seen from Tower Bridge jumping and somersaulting
“We were all buzzing,” 18-year-old Adam Szaniawski told The Sun.
In the video, which shows the jump from multiple angles, spectators stand on the busy London Bridge as the group jumps off the railing.
Three members of the group jump first, with one jumping onto the railing from above while a fourth watches them descend before jumping himself.
Commenters on the video called the stunt “sick,” while another said: “RIP. Probably 50 diseases in this river alone.’
Those involved in the stunt describe themselves as photographers and regularly post images of adrenaline-pumping stunts, including climbing to the top of skyscrapers.
They plunge 30 feet into the normally busy waterway as the sun sets over the capital
Three members of the group jump first while a fourth watches them descend before making the jump himself
Spectators stand on busy London Bridge as the group jumps off the railing
Across the country, police forces have issued alerts after groups were seen jumping over bridges into rivers and reservoirs and swimming in dangerous waters.
A 16-year-old boy died on Saturday after getting into trouble while filling up an abandoned quarry in Wigan.
The teenager entered the water at Dawber Delph, Appley Bridge and rescue workers retrieved his body after a search.
Lancashire Fire and Ambulance Services were called in, along with police and ambulance crews, to search for the boy in the water.
Shortly thereafter, he was pronounced dead and his next of kin informed.