Indian daredevil, Sailendra Nath Roy, died during a stunt-gone-wrong as he tried to cross the River Teesta in West Bengal, 600 feet in the air by way of zip-line attached to his ponytail, reports the Epoch Times.
The 49-year-old stuntman holds the Guinness World Record for covering the most distance by hanging by his hair, but when Roy tried the stunt on Sunday, his hair got caught halfway across. Witnesses report that he started screaming as he tried to move and went limp about 20 minutes later.
“He was desperately trying to move forward. He was trying to scream out some instruction,” said Balai Sutradhar, a photographer covering the event. “But no one could follow what he was saying. After struggling for 30 minutes he became still.”
By the time Roy was rescued, it was too late. He was sent to the nearest hospital 280 miles away where he was pronounced dead. He suffered from a heart attack.
A friend of the daredevil said that his wife urged him to stop performing such dangerous stunts and he promised her that his stunt on Sunday would be his last. Unfortunately, he was right.