Youths dice with death by dangling 50ft above a river in 60mph winds in South Wales


TWO youths take thrill-seeking a bridge too far — as they dice with death 50ft above a river in 60mph winds.

The pair were pictured dangling from railings and wires by their fingertips while being buffeted by heavy gusts, above the River Usk in Newport, South Wales.

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Two boys were pictured hanging from a bridge in South Wales[/caption]

One onlooker said: “These idiots could easily have died. The wind was blowing really hard and could have made them lose their grip.

“They were obviously daring each other on without any concern for how dangerous it was.

“At first they climbed over the railings and then walked onto a metal beam, which was dangerous enough, but soon they were hanging off the edge.

“I’m just glad that eventually they climbed back over and were safe.”

The bridge — which is used for pedestrians and cyclists— was opened in 2006 and links the city’s main shopping area with the Rodney Parade sports ground.

The Met Office today has issued an urgent storm warning in parts of the country with a new Atlantic weather front barrelling towards Britain.

The new weather warnings come after three were issued for Friday and Saturday warning of high winds and heavy rain.

Those warnings led to major events being cancelled in Devon and Cornwall – including Boardmasters festival in Newquay.

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The pair were lucky not to have been blown off into the River Usk due to 60mph wind[/caption]

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Onlookers watched the crazy pair in horror as they climbed right to the edge[/caption]

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Eventually the boys climbed back over the railings and were safe[/caption]

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