Climbing bridge to shoot social video: 17-year-old dies after falling

Tragedy in the United States: 17-year-old Anthony Luna died after falling from the 6th Street bridge in Los Angeles, California. According to the initial reconstruction reported by the police, the young man had climbed into the structure to shoot a video of his stunt to post on social media. The 17-year-old’s body was found by police in the viaduct under the bridge last Saturday: Although they were immediately taken to hospital, doctors could only detect death.

To explain the dynamics that are now considered more credible by authorities, Los Angeles police chief Michael Moore said: “The 17-year-old apparently slipped while climbing one of the arches of the bridge to post a video on social media. It caused a great deal of pride in Los Angeles, but Unfortunately, it also laid the groundwork for tragedies like this one.” In fact, this isn’t the first time something similar has happened: The $588 million bridge, which opened in July, has been closed several times due to vandalism and demonstrations. There have been many tiktokers in recent months who have filmed themselves doing acrobatics between the arches of the viaduct: Last January, a man died just as unauthorized filming for a music video.

But the 17-year-old boy’s father, Paul Luna, did not believe the version that the police disclosed: “He wasn’t shooting videos for social media, he didn’t even have a phone – he explained to the US media – The bridge is not safe”. The 17-year-old was supposed to graduate from Condor High School in Oxnard, but now his family is organizing his funeral: a fundraising event has been launched on the GoFundMe platform to ask for help to cover the costs.

Source: Today IT