‘Outrageously stupid’ Aussie raver survives fall from scaffold

By David Ferguson
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 10:04 EDT
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Raver who fell from scaffold
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Witnesses at the Creamfields dance festival in Sydney, Australia on Sunday thought they had witnessed a fatal fall when a man slipped by security, scaled a high scaffold, then lost his balance, tumbling down some twenty feet. Police described his actions as “outrageously stupid.”

Amazingly, the unidentified man got back on his feet and saluted the crowd, who cheered, and, in the words of one witness, “sparked things back up again.” The climber was treated at Sydney’s St. Vincents’s hospital, but was discharged later that afternoon, unhurt, and “keen to keep dancing.”

Watch the video, embedded via CNN, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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