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Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:29 PM

Record-Holding Ponytail Zip Liner Dies Repeating Stunt

The man who held the Guinness World Record for traveling the farthest distance on a zip line while attached by his hair has died.

Indian man Sailendra Nath Roy suffered a heart attack on Sunday while suspended from the 600-foot long, 70 foot-high zip wire over the Teesta river in West Bengal, the BBC reported. He was attempting to break his own record.

"He was desperately trying to move forward," photographer Balai Sutradhar said, according to the Independent. "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."

Roy was hanging by his ponytail for around 45 minutes before he was brought down. Doctors pronounced him dead on arrival at the hospital.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/29/sailendra-nath-roy-dead-ponytail-zipline_n_3178214.html

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:37 PM

1. I saw the video of that earlier today on Reddit

I've been trying to figure out why/how he died. He was struggling for a few minutes and then he just went still.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:02 PM

4. heart attack

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:44 PM

5. Thanks. I read the article

must have missed the cause.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:37 PM

2. how odd

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 01:45 PM

3. Hmmmm...

I just can't believe the crap they give out "World Records" for.

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