Sailendra Nath Roy, an Indian stuntman died yesterday while attempting to break his own world record.
The stuntman was attempting to cross the Teesta River in Darjeeling, which is almost 10,000ft above sea level using only his hair. Unfortunately, his hair got caught in between the ropes halfway through, and he was left suspended on the ropes for over 25 minutes.
The 50-year old then attempted to free himself and tried to continue with the stunt using only his hands – but then he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was brought down 45 minutes later.
He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died on arrival.
Mr Roy was a West Bengal police home guard, and has several Guinness world records. Last year, he dragged a 42-tonne train for a distance of two and a half metres. He was also the record holder of the farthest distance traveled on a zip wire using his hair, the same record he was trying to break – and tragically failed.
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