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From: Dave Fisher <dfisher@outlook.com>
Subject: A Chinese rooftop climber filmed his own death as he fell from a62-story skyscraper
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From: Dave Fisher <dfisher@outlook.com>
Subject: A Chinese rooftop climber filmed his own death as he fell from a
62-story skyscraper
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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:29:20 +0100 (CET)
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A famous Chinese "rooftopping" enthusiast unwittingly filmed his 
own death after he fell from a 62-story skyscraper during one of 
his trademark daredevil stunts.

Wu Yongning, 26, was performing pull-ups at the summit of the 
Huayuan Hua Center, one of the tallest buildings in Changsha, 
central China, when he lost his grip and fell.

The incident was captured on a camera that Wu had carefully 
placed on another part of the building to record himself.

Wu had amassed thousands of followers on Weibo, a popular 
Chinese social media site, after posting dramatic short videos 
showing himself perched atop tall buildings without the use of 
safety equipment. The challenge he was participating in at the 
time of his death came with $15,000 in prize money, according to 
the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald, although the paper did not provide 
further details on the identity of the sponsor or the nature of 
the competition.

Wu died on November 8, but his death was only confirmed in a 
social media post by his girlfriend, Jin Jin, a month later, 
after fans became concerned that no videos had been posted to 
his channel for a month.

Local police investigating the case described it as an accident 
and have ruled out foul play.

Last Friday, Jin Jin wrote online: