Marin County district attorney charges bridge climbing daredevils with trespassing

MARIN, Calif. -- Two would-be daredevils from Wisconsin are now criminal defendants for scaling the Golden Gate Bridge.

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The Marin County district attorney on Thursday charged 21-year-old Thomas Rector and 18-year-old Peter Kurer with misdemeanor trespassing for climbing the bridge's north tower earlier this year.

The West Bend, Wisconsin, residents were charged after posting their exploits to social media sites. A five-minute clip posted online in May shows them climbing the north tower of the iconic structure. They film themselves doing flips and hanging from cables without safety gear.

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They each face a year in jail if convicted. Neither responded to request for comment sent via their Facebook pages.

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