Holding a camera in shaky hands, 12-year-old Tommy Pasieka shouts out in panic as two of his peers climb a Hydro-Quebec transmission tower in Sainte-Adèle.
The video was posted to YouTube Tuesday, Sept. 20, capturing what could have been a deadly stunt.
“You’re going to die,” Pasieka can be head yelling.
“You’re going to get electrocuted, you’re going to die.”
Officials from Hydro-Quebec said they are taking the matter seriously, warning that such behaviour is dangerous and those who scaled the structure were extremely lucky to have escaped unharmed.
“I was really scared, I was on adrenaline, I was really scared. Like one of them was going to be like ‘I’m going to touch a wire’ and get electrocuted,” Pasieka told Global News.
The kids eventually climbed down without injury, but Pasieka didn’t let the incident go unnoticed.
He played the video for his mother, who informed the school, the police and encouraged her son to put the video online.
“I see it as very positive and it may have prevented somebody from getting hurt falling or dying,” said Marie-Anne Pasieka.
Sainte-Adèle is about an hour north of Montreal.