A teenager in Wales has faced the wrath of his mother after he performed a backflip on top of a bridge, and it seems that will be the only consequence.
16-year-old James Corr ventured up Rhyl’s blue bridge and had a friend record his death-defying stunt at the top, but according to The Daily Post police say he has done nothing wrong and refused to comment as a result.
Denbighshire council have apparently sided with the lad’s mum and condemned his free-running antics.
A spokesperson said:
We don’t condone this kind of irresponsible behaviour. It needlessly puts personal safety at risk and possibly the safety of others too.
Corr told the Post:
I know people say free-running is stupid and antisocial and everyone’s entitled to their own opinions.
I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t think it was in my ability and if I’d have got up on the bridge and had even the slightest doubt, I wouldn’t have done it.
I know the risks but I also know my limits…When I landed the backflip on the bridge, it gave me an overwhelming feeling that I’ve only ever had a handful of times.
It’s a feeling I don’t get from anything else.
Brave or stupid, you can’t argue that this lad has major cojones.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.