Terrifying footage captures man's 'reckless' Gold Coast balcony stunt

Heart-stopping vision has captured a man scaling a high-rise apartment building on the Gold Coast, risking his life as he leaps across balconies.

The video filmed on Sunday shows the man dressed in a t-shirt and shorts as he climbed across walls and hangs from balcony railings reportedly 24 storeys high.

The footage was filmed by an onlooker in a nearby apartment building who had full view of the dangerous stunt unfolding at the Southport Central Apartment Towers.

Man leaping across Gold Coast balcony
A man was filmed scaling the Gold Coast balcony 24 storeys high. Source: Nine News

The daredevil's antics are a chargeable offence, Nine News reported. It could see him charged with unlawfully climbing a building and face possible jail time of up to 12 months.

The footage shocked Gold coast locals, some of whom say it raises concerns.

"He'd die if he fell, that's really reckless," one told Nine News.

"Unacceptable. That's crazy!" added another.

Others were more concerned about the safety of other residents, with one saying the balcony climber poses a threat if he doesn't live in the building.

Police reportedly told residents to "lock their doors," according to Nine News.

Queensland police told Yahoo News Australia they are aware of the incident and are investigating.

Balcony stunts lead to injury and death

In July, an Australian man fall to his death from a fourth-floor balcony at a Bali hotel.

Just before the tragedy, local police said another guest had been sitting on the pool deck when she heard someone shouting and banging on the glass windows on the fourth floor.

Moments later, the sound of someone falling onto the pool deck was heard.

The same month, an Australian tourist was found dead after falling six floors to his death from a hotel roof in Thailand.

Previously, a young man had been placed in a coma after falling from a Gold Coast balcony, suffering severe head injuries.

The 24-year-old fell from the balcony in Broadbeach after locking himself out of his apartment.

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