Raw video: Reckless Wellington 'daredevils' risk lives by climbing up cranes and scaffolding


Wellington police are looking into footage which has surfaced online of crane climbing daredevils.

Videos published a few days ago on social media show people climbing a crane in Lower Hutt and also scaffolding in Wellington's CBD.

The footage shot on a GoPro camera and cell phones appears to show the pair jumping fences into a construction site, before climbing a crane without a harness or safety gear.

In the second video, under the cover of darkness, they scale scaffolding surrounding the Te Puni Kokiri building on Lambton Quay, before walking around the top of the structure.

Their faces can clearly be seen in the videos, but 1 NEWS has blurred them for privacy reasons.

A police spokesperson says their prevention team will review the footage.

They say depending on the situation a person could face charges and they strongly discourage people from this type of action.

A 20-year-old man died after jumping from the 40-metre high floating crane Hikitia into the Wellington harbour in March last year.

A Wellington City Council spokesperson says it's up to the building owners/building contractors to secure the building site and the scaffolding.

A Hutt City Council spokesperson has confirmed the crane is not on a council building project and are looking into the video.

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