Teen Dies After 7th-Floor Parkour Jump Attempt

Story By: Sibel Abdiu, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

Video Credit: CEN

This is the horrific moment a teenager loses his footing and falls while attempting a parkour jump onto the roof of a seven-storey building.

The 17-year-old, named only as A.F., from Russia, later died in hospital following the stunt in the Turkish capital city of Ankara.

He was one of three Russian teenagers who climbed onto the roof of a neighbouring building by climbing the emergency staircase.

The first two successfully jumped onto the seven-storey building and one of them was filming the action when the third made his jump.

But A.F. tragically lost his footing as he launched himself over the gap and did not get enough purchase to make the jump.

He desperately tried to grab the rooftop with his hands but could not hold on and fell about 30 metres (98 feet) to the ground.

Ayhan Atmaca, janitor at the seven-storey building, said: “I was sleeping in my flat when all of a sudden I heard a loud noise, I thought it was an earthquake.

“Three people had jumped onto the roof. Two managed it but the third, whose foot slipped, had fallen.”

Seperate smartphone footage filmed from below shows the teenager’s footmarks on the wall of the building.

A.F.’s two friends ran downstairs to try to help their friend and called emergency services which sent an ambulance to the scene.

The teenager was rushed to a hospital for treatment to his injuries but doctors were unable to save his life.

Police officers later took the other two boys to a nearby police station for questioning. Their investigation is ongoing.

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Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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