Shocking moment reckless youths risk lives scaling 200ft Thorpe Park rollercoaster

Sean Morrison

This is the shocking moment a group of youths climbed to the top of one of Britain’s tallest rollercoasters after dark.

The four youngsters broke into Thorpe Park and risked their lives by scaling two rides including the 200-feet Stealth ride.

Since they climbed the white-knuckle rides on Easter Sunday, they published footage online of the reckless stunt.

The teenage co-founder of parkour group Brewman, Rikke Brewer, uploaded the shocking footage to Youtube with the caption: “Sneaking into Thorpe Park! (Caught) climbing Stealth.”

In the footage, he and three friends can be seen arriving at the Surrey theme park and heading towards Stealth, the UK’s second tallest rollercoaster, and climbing it.

After that, they ascend the looping ride Colossus before the video cuts to the daredevils being reprimanded by security guards for their dangerous act.

At the end of the film, one of the group says: “We have just been detained and banned for two years at Thorpe Park. Pretty jokes."

Climb: The reckless stunt was captured on camera

A picture of the letter that explains they are banned from the theme park was then posted by Mr Brewman online.

He said he used a fake name, Richard Jones Jake, because: “I wanna go Thorpe Park soon so…”

The letter, issued by the park’s security, reads: “As a result of your actions, you are now banned from entering Thorpe Park property for a period of 24 months.

“Failure to comply with the ban may result in police action or an action in Civil Recovery to recover any losses caused as a result of your actions.”

A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service spokesman told the Croydon Advertiser: "A group of youths broke in and climbed to the top of the Stealth ride.

"By the time we got there they had rescued themselves.

"I think they saw the better of it and climbed down as it is crazy going that high."

A Thorpe Park spokeswoman said the theme park will be pursuing legal action against the youths.

She said: “After the theme park had closed, four youths broke in and attempted to climb one of the rides.

“They were spotted very quickly by our security team and the police were informed. One of the young men had difficulty descending from his position and the Surrey Fire Service were called to help him down safely.

“Thorpe Park takes trespass extremely seriously. It has a zero tolerance policy towards this behaviour which is irresponsible and potentially very dangerous for those individuals as well as others. As such we will be pursuing legal action against those involved.”

It is understood that no arrests have been made following the incident.

The Standard has approached Surrey Police for a comment.

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