A shocking video shows a daredevil known as ‘China’s First Rooftopper’ falling to his death after attempting to do pull-ups on a 62-storey building. In the clip Wu Yongning, 26, loses his grip and then drops 45ft from the Huayuan International Centre in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province in Central China.
The extreme climber’s body was eventually found by a window cleaner. Yongning’s social media account had gone silent on November 8. His girlfriend Jin Jin and family confirmed his death to Beijing News on December 8.
Jin Jin added he was going to ask her parents for permission to marry her a couple of days after he climbed the building and he would have gifted them 80,000 yuan (£9,000), which is the amount he would have probably received for making the viral video. She added Huayuan International Centre was only open to the public until the 44th floor, after which key cards were required to access the Grand Hyatt hotel. She guessed Yongning, who recorded the tragic fall himself, free-climbed nearly 20 floors to reach the top of the building.
Authorities have described his death as an ‘accident’. They believe he suffered fatal injuries after dropping on to a terrace below. Yongning had posted 300 videos of his climbing stunts, which included scaling other skyscrapers. His fans, who paid to watch his clips, have flocked to his social media page to pay tribute to him.
See pics below from some of his previous stunts
Video below: WARNING: Disturbing content