VIDEO: Man falls off scaffold at concert

Posted at 1:25 PM, Apr 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-30 13:25:26-04

AUSTRALIA (Network Ten) - The man who fell off the top of a scaffold outside at a music festival survived to tell the story.

The man somehow managed to slip past security - scaling the massive sign for a birds eye view of the Creamfield's dance festival.

But one more step proved too much, he loses balance - somersaulting down, horrified onlookers thought they'd just witnessed a fatal fall.

"Everyone's thinking he's gonna fall and then he falls and it was pretty scary - he could have done some serious damage," said witness Liam Murphy.

Despite slamming against metal bars as he crashed down - the man dusted himself off and even saluted the relieved crowd.

"I would best describe the actions of this man as outrageously stupid and it's a miracle that he wasn't seriously injured," said Inspector Andrew Koutsoufis.

The unidentified climber was taken to Saint Vincents Hospital but discharged himself shortly after.