China’s First Rooftopper Wu Yongning, 26, accidentally died on Nov. 8 when he fell from a Huayuan International Centre skyscraper in Changsha, capital of the Hunan Province in Central China.
The South China Morning Post quoted saying that the family of famous Chinese skyscrapers rooftopper climber says he was trying to win 100,000 yuan (£11,300) by taking part in the “rooftopping” challenge so he could propose to his girlfriend the day after the challenge.
His step-uncle, Feng Shengliang, told the South China Morning Post: “He planned to propose to his girlfriend. He needed the money for the wedding, and for medical treatment for his ailing mother.”
“ He needed the money for the wedding, and for medical treatment for his ailing mother,” he is reported to have said.
Wu Yongning Death Skycraper Video.
The rooftopping trend without any safety equipment has become popular across the world and comment from UK climber James Kington told the broadcaster last year, “The moment you start wearing safety equipment is the moment you’ve got doubt and when you’ve got doubt, that’s when things can go wrong,”
He added “It completely changes the way you look at things. You see everything as a possibility rather than walls restricting you.”