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Pictured: Michael Dearing dangling off the crane. <br />
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A daredevil took a selfie while dangling by just one arm from a crane hundreds of metres up in the air. <br />
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Michael Dearing used a selfie stick to take the heart-stopping images of him holding by his fingers tips as he hung perilously, off a busy motorway. <br />
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The 23-year-old was branded "irresponsible and stupid" after uploading the selfies of himself near the M725 in Portsmouth, Hants, to his Facebook page.<br />
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But the carpenter, who lives in the coastal city, has today defended himself and said: "I would not have climbed this crane if I thought the risk was great enough to lose my life.SEE OUR COPY FOR MORE DETAILS. <br />
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