This is the first I heard of it. I wonder how long before somebody takes it too far and dies.


Acton Beale, 20, originally from Tannum Sands near Gladstone in the state’s central region, fell from a high-rise building on Sunday morning when he tried to plank on a balcony railing.

Planking involves a person lying face down in a rigid position at random locations and posting photos of the act on the internet.

Opposition police spokesman John-Paul Langbroek says the craze is dangerous.

“[It] really just shows that these fads that people are coming up with really can have tragic consequences if they are not careful,” he said.