A stuntman died yesterday during a world record attempt as he tried to cross a river on a zip-wire attached only to his hair. Sailendra Nath Roy, 50, was half way through the stunt when his ponytail became stuck in the wheeler of the rope and he was left hanging in mid-air for about 25 minutes.
Despite desperate attempts to free himself, it is believed Mr Roy then suffered a major cardiac arrest and died.
|Stuntman Sailendra Nath Roy, pictured on the slide before he died|
|A crowd watched Mr Roy die as he attempted his stunt over the Teesta River in Darjeeling|