Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 8 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Guinness record holder dies during fresh stunt
April 30, 2013
 Print    Send to Friend

KOLKATA: A daredevil Indian who held the Guinness World Record for the distance travelled on a zip-line while hanging by his hair has died while performing a new stunt, officials said on Monday.

Sailendra Nath Roy, a 49-year-old police driver, was attempting to cross the turbulent River Teesta on Sunday in the state of West Bengal on a 180-metre wire above the water.

After attaching his shoulder-length hair to a pulley on the zip-line, Roy had completed about half of the distance when his pony-tail became entangled and he found himself unable to move, an AFP photographer at the scene said.

Hundreds of spectators initially cheered him on, but then began screaming in horror when they saw the married father of two sons making increasingly desperate attempts to move forward.

“Roy tried frantically to get hold of a second rope to reach the finishing point,” senior local police officer K. Jayaraman said.

Agence France-Presse

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Homework linked to ‘family stress’
NEW YORK: With youngsters in the United States getting ready to go back to school, a new study indicates that the homework they bring home is adding to “family stress.” ..
Bounty hunter caught targeting police chief
PHOENIX: A bounty hunter was arrested after gathering a posse and mistakenly trying to raid the home of Phoenix’s chief of police, officials said on Wednesday. Brent F..
Your eyes can tell a lot about you, claims expert
NEW DELHI: Your eye colour can tell a lot about your personality. People with black eyes tend to be mysterious like night and hazel eyed people are spontaneous, says an e..
Money stolen via mobile app
STOCKHOLM: In a tale of a very modern mugging, thieves in Sweden forced their victim to give them his money via an electronic transfer, making the police investigation a ..
Smartphones new sleeping partners in India: Survey
NEW YORK: More and more Indians are now hooked to smartphones and some are even sleeping with the devices in their hands, a survey has revealed, adding that some would ra..
 
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright