Stuntman Sailendra Nath Roy Dies While Using Hair To Cross Zip Wire (Video)

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An Indian stuntman died Sunday while attempting to cross a river on a zip-wire attached only to his hair.

Sailendra Nath Roy, 50, was about halfway through the stunt when his hair became stuck. He struggled to free himself and at some point during his efforts he suffered a “massive heart attack.”

"He was desperately trying to move forward. He was trying to scream out some instruction. But no one could follow what he was saying. After struggling for 30 minutes he became still," said spectator Balai Sutradhar.

Roy was trying to break his own record for farthest distance travelled on a zip wire by someone using their own hair. About 1,000 people were on hand at the Teesta River in Darjeeling to see him make the attempt, The Daily Mail reported.

According to one of Roy’s friends, this was going to be his final stunt. “His wife used to urge him to quit doing dangerous stunts. Mr Roy convinced her that crossing the Teesta river would be his last. Unfortunately, that became his last stunt."


Sources: The Daily MailBBC