Dangerous Selfie Trend: Teens Dangle From Top Of Golden Gate Bridge | TODAY

Dangerous Selfie Trend: Teens Dangle From Top Of Golden Gate Bridge | TODAY


THE LATEST CASE, HAPPENING ON
TOP OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS LANDMARKS.
HERE’S MIGUEL ALMAGUER. >>Reporter: THE BREATHTAKING
STUNT. >>WE JUST MADE IT TO THE TOP.
>>Reporter: AS DANGEROUS AS IT WAS STUPID.
TWO CLIMBERS SAID TO TO BE TEENAGERS, TRESPASSING AND
SCALING THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE. DANGLING FROM THE STRUCTURE,
WITH NO SAFETY EQUIPMENT OR REGARD FOR THE LIVES OF
COMMUTERS BELOW. >>WE’RE JUST TWO KIDS.
WE JUST HAD A LITTLE FUN. >>Reporter: NBC NEWS IS NOT
IDENTIFYING THE TRESPASSERS. THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL
CALLS THE DUO, WHO PERFORM SOMERSAULTS AND NEVER GRIP THE
CAGES, ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA RISK TAKERS GOING OVER THE
EDGE. THE INTERNET IS PLASTERED WITH
SENSELESS SELFIES, PICTURES MEANT TO MAKE A MOMENT LAST,
NEARLY BECOMING A LAST MOMENT. IN APRIL, A SACRAMENTO WOMAN
TAKING A SELFIE FROM THIS DANGEROUS, OFF-LIMITS CATWALK ON
CALIFORNIA’S TALLEST BRIDGE, LOST HER FOOTING.
PLUNGING 60 FEET TO THE TRAIL BELOW.
LUCKY THE SPILL DIDN’T LAND HER IN THE RAVINE, MUCH FURTHER
DOWN. >>YOU CAN STAND RIGHT HERE AND
MAKE A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. YOU DON’T NEED TO STAND ON THE
CATWALK.
>>Reporter: IN SOME CASES, HIGH-RISK IS TAKEN TO NEW
HEIGHTS. ACCORDING TO ONE STUDY,
127-SELFIE-RELATED DEATHS ARE REPORTED WORLDWIDE.
>>LOOK OUT. >>FROM THESE TEENS IN NEW YORK
CENTRAL PARK, FALLING THROUGH THIN ICE, GATHERING FOR A
SELFIE. TO THESE DAREDEVILS IN
CALIFORNIA, RISKS MORE THAN THEIR OWN LIVES.
>>IF THEY SLIPPED AND FALL, THEY WOULD LAND ON SOMEONE BELOW
THEM. >>Reporter: WORRIED THAT MANY
OF A SCENE LIKE THIS, POLICE ARE URGING RESTRAINT, FOR THOSE WHO
RISK THEIR LIVES FOR A KILLER VIEW.
FOR “TODAY”, MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES.
>>WHERE DO YOU START WITH SOMETHING LIKE THAT?
>>TAKE IT HOME TO MY KIDS.

5 Comments

  1. There's nothing wrong with what they did they saw and experienced something that no one else will get to experience in the same way and they did no harm to anyone or anything. And same for all daredevils who take the same risks, in my opinion the picture can be worth it. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough

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