Breathtaking stunt by teens climbing Golden Gate Bridge without safety gear

Tomas Mccoy
May 18, 2017

"The Golden Gate Bridge is like the most famous bridge in the world-it's an iconic landmark and it's one of the tallest bridges of its type", Peter Teatime told CBS13 via Skype, "so we figured we'd give it a shot because I haven't seen that many people do it and we kind of wanted to be like the first and yeah-we just went for it".

Unsurprisingly, San Francisco officials aren't taking news of the stunt lightly.

The Golden Gate Bridge authorities were aware of the video earlier, but have not reported the incident until Tuesday.

"One of my main passions is exploration like climbing, exploring, going to new places I have never been", he said.

The daredevils were youth from Wisconsin, Peter Teatime, 18, and Tommy Rector. Homeland Security has hopped on the investigation, along with the California Highway Patrol.

A week before the landmark structure's 80th anniversary, a couple of miscreants scaled to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge and dangled off the cables.

"In many areas where you could hurt the bridge, we have different types of sensors that trigger an alarm, there is an audible and then that camera pops up on the big screen". "In case anyone bad or with bad intentions wants to try this".

She said the district is doing an independent assessment of security led by the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center.

Teatime has commented that the security on the bridge "is really tough". They wanted their stomach-churning video to drive traffic to their YouTube channel.

'I've had lots of experience in climbing at great heights, such as cranes and skyscrapers, so I wasn't nervous at all.

During the video the pair hung precariously from one of the giant cables, did somersaults on it and balanced on one leg. "I always get hate from the general public".

Rector adds, trying to strike an adult tone, "They're not entirely wrong when they say we are daredevils".

The bridge district did not know about the climb when it happened, and changes are underway in the "security infrastructure" and monitoring of the cameras and patrolling on the bridge, Clemens said.

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