India

Indian Man Dies Attempting World Record Zipline Stunt

Involving crossing a river with his ponytail

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An Indian Guinness World Record holder who attempted to cross a river suspended from a zip wire attached to his ponytail has died during the stunt.

Sailendra Nath Roy, 48, was performing the feat on the Teesta river in West Bengal when he suffered a heart attack.

Hundreds of spectators watched his last moments in horror.

In March 2011, Mr Roy was named a Guinness World Record holder for travelling the farthest distance on a zip wire using hair.