'Idiot': Man slammed for dangerous clifftop stunt

A man has been slammed for pulling a dangerous clifftop stunt that could have killed him.

The tourist was captured dangling his legs over the edge of a 40-metre-high cliff face at The Gap in Albany, in WA’s Great Southern.

He is seen taking photographs of the huge drop below, just two weeks after a man fell to his death at the same place.

A man is seen dangling his legs over the edge of The Gap in Albany. Source: 7 News

WA Premier Mark McGowan criticised the risky behaviour.

“You can’t control people being idiots,” he told 7 News.

“If people want to be idiots, it’s really tough to stop them.”

Two weeks ago a 20-year-old died after he was photographed running and jumping on the rocks. Source: 7 News

Two weeks ago a 20-year-old man who was studying in Perth died after he ran and jumped along the rocks of the coastal hotspot while friends took photographs, The West Australian reports.

Witnesses to the tragedy said he slipped and fell before hitting several rocks and landing on a ledge at the cliff’s base.

The Gap is a popular tourist spot, but it is also dangerous. Source: 7 News