15th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) At about 3pm this afternoon (15th), a 17-year-old youth was suspected of playing parkour on the upper floor of Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion, 36-50 Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
He stumbled and fell off the platform during parkour. Rescue personnel arrived after receiving the report and transported the victim to a safe location. After inspection, he was certified dead. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.
Pictures of the victim doing parkour before he fell were shared on social media. At the time of the incident, he accidentally fell off the building and died, leaving a sneaker on the platform. The police cordoned off the scene for investigation and found two friends of the deceased present at the scene. It is reported that they were emotional and burst into tears after learning about the tragedy. There were many pipes and concrete structures on the roof, and the victim was suspected of falling from a patio on the roof.
In recent years, extreme sports have become popular all over the world. Parkour (French: [paʁkuʁ]) is an athletic training discipline in which practitioners (called traceurs) attempt to get from point A to point B in the most fluid way possible, without assisting equipment and in the fastest and most efficient way possible. With roots in military obstacle course training and martial arts, parkour includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, plyometrics, rolling, and quadrupedal movement—whatever is suitable for a given situation. Parkour is an activity that can be practiced alone or with others, and is usually carried out in urban spaces, though it can be done anywhere. It involves seeing one’s environment in a new way, and envisioning the potential for navigating it by movement around, across, through, over and under its features.
On 16th January, 2018, a 15-year-old Indian boy from a junior high school in Yau Ma Tei was severely injured while playing parkour on the rooftop of the 19th floor of Man Wah Building.