Video: Daredevil hangs off 250ft crane - one-handed

This is the heart-stopping moment a daredevil dangles from a giant crane – holding on with just one hand.

The death-defying stunt was carried out more than 250 feet above the ground by a climber wearing nothing more than a jumper, a pair of jeans, black canvas shoes and a camera to film the stunt.

The video footage shows him climbing the structure by, at times, squeezing himself through tiny gaps and holes to reach its top.

Not content with that ascent, he then walked out onto its arm on a metal girder just inches wide.

Astonishingly he then lowered himself down and swung from a metal bar, effectively holding on for his life before then removing one hand leaving just five fingers between him and plunging to the ground and water below.

The footage was filmed high above a building site in Southampton where a 26- storey skyscraper is being built.

The climb was filmed by James Kingston using a chest camera. Thrill-seeker James said: “I didn’t go up there to die. I went up there to live.”

It is thought James was with two others who were helping him to film the stunt which was reported by worried residents.