Category: Holiday Risks

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What are the Risks of Balconing?

Balconing is the act of jumping from a balcony or roof of a building into a swimming pool in order to impress people with your daring and risk taking. It also includes climbing from one balcony to another balcony and, in some cases, falling as a result of misadventure. Balconing emerged around 2010 and rapidly became “the new craze” where friends video each other in the act of “balconing” and post them online. Who does this? There is no data on the number of balconing acts undertaken each year. The figures only relate to the cases where the jumper ended...