Parkour runner fails to make successful jump and tumbles off rooftop of tall building

A parkour enthusiast miscalculated a jump and plummeted from a high-rise rooftop.

When it comes to adrenaline enthusiasts, it’s unanimous that parkour free runners, who scale towering structures relying mainly on sheer determination and optimism, belong to a distinct category of thrill-seekers.

This particular runner demonstrated this point perfectly by recording the first-person view (POV) moment when things could have taken a perilous turn.

Caution: The video includes material that may be quite unsettling for some viewers.

Fortunately, the individual managed to survive the ordeal and later shared the terrifying bodycam footage on YouTube.

In the video, the parkour runner is initially observed walking along the edge of an exceptionally tall building. As he rounds a sharp corner, he encounters a precarious entanglement with what seems to be electrical wires.

Suddenly losing his balance, he plummets down the side of the building. However, his lightning-fast reflexes come into play, and he instinctively grasps the wires, desperately clinging to them as he scrambles back up the wall.

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Bodycam footage captures the precise moment a parkour runner fell off the side of a high rise building. Credit: YouTube/GoatWoW

Thankfully, the individual had a companion with him during his daring exploits. His friend assisted him in safely overcoming the precarious ledge, and the two, still in shock from the experience, can be heard bursting into fits of laughter.

Since its upload, the video has garnered over 2.4 million views on the platform, accompanied by a multitude of comments.

One YouTube user wrote, “I think he finally found that proper adrenaline rush he was looking for.”

That’s certainly an apt way to describe it.

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Just looking at that gives me the creeps. Credit: YouTube/GoatWoW

“Is anyone else impressed at how strong those wires are?” asked a second. “I guess they both messed up his attempt and saved his life at the same time.”

Let’s discuss the multifaceted nature of this situation.

A fellow enthusiast of adrenaline-pumping activities added, “As someone who also came close to falling to his death rock climbing, I understand that hysterical laughter at the end when you reach safety.”

Another echoed: “As someone who’s slipped off the top of a roof into a pool inches away from the concrete, the laughter is relatable.”

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Talk about a long way down. Credit: YouTube/GoatWoW

“He’s SO lucky his friends were there to save him,” pointed out a fifth. “Imagine if he did this alone…”

The video has made its rounds on various social media platforms, with one post gaining viral status, accumulating an astonishing 21.1 million views on X (formerly known as Twitter).

Clearly, the internet couldn’t resist sharing their reactions to this heart-pounding adventure. One user offered some advice, saying, “If you want an adrenaline rush, just go to the gym…”

Another user made a prediction, stating, “One thing is for sure, he won’t do it again.”

We’ll just have to wait and see if that prophecy holds true.

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