Tuesday, 23 May, 2017

Daredevils climb top of Golden Gate Bridge and perform somersaults

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Devin Neal | 18 May, 2017, 00:54

Peter Teatime, 18, a high school senior, posted a video to YouTube earlier this month showing him and friend Tommy Rector, who is in his 20s, climbing to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge and performing acrobatic stunts.

As if climbing the iconic structure wasn't enough, the duo also chose to dangle from the cables and hang off the edge of one of the towers.

Two youths climb the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. "Where these individuals were and what they were engaged in could not have harmed the bridge, so it did not trigger alarms". It is illegal to climb the bridge.

The men - identified by the LA Times as Peter Teatime and Tommy Rector - apparently began their climb from the west sidewalk, which is generally used for cyclists and maintenance vehicles. The climber then stepped one foot off the beam and held on to the cable with one hand as his body hung over the bridge.

In November 1996, actor Woody Harrelson and eight others tied up traffic for hours when they scaled the bridge cables and put up banners to create awareness about Northern California redwood forests.

"I don't want to say too much about how we got past security".

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District officials do not know when the teens performed their stunt.

The video received a stern rebuke Tuesday from Dennis Mulligan, general manager of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.

"But for any explorer the Golden Gate Bridge is an absolute must-do, as it's the tallest bridge in the USA and such an iconic structure", he told Daily Mail. "You will get caught, I am in contact with authorities to make sure people wont climb this bridge!"

"Their behavior could have harmed motorists below", said Capt. Lisa Locati, who leads the Golden Gate Bridge patrol.

The district said in a statement that security systems keep people from harming the bridge, but acknowledged that the trespassing incident "raises questions about how such an unauthorized climb was possible and the potential harm to drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and the climbers themselves".

Locati said the bridge's security system was "not created to protect thrill-seekers from harming themselves".

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