April 30, 2013

"Indian stuntman dies as he uses only his hair to cross Teesta River."

"Officials say Sailendra Nath Roy, 49, was halfway across the Teesta River in West Bengal when he suffered a massive heart attack and died. His body, held to the wire by his ponytail 70 feet above the river, hung for nearly 45 minutes as horrified spectators, who had come to cheer him on, watched from a nearby bridge.
"He was desperately trying to move forward. He was trying to scream out some instruction,” Balai Sutradhar, a photographer who was covering the stunt, told BBC News. “But no one could follow what he was saying. After struggling for 30 minutes he became still.”

10 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Heart attacks are usually a surprise.

Mitchell the Bat said...

At least he died doing what he loved.

Seeing Red said...

Eeewwww this brings to mind watching Wallenda walking the tightrope in a breeze.

EMD said...

Hair today, gone tomorrow.

edutcher said...

He shoulda went to Ranger School first.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Pretty impressive stunt. I wonder what he'll do next to top that.

Crunchy Frog said...

Did he reproduce before garnering his Darwin Award?

LordSomber said...

I used to doubt the power of ponytails but now I'll have to mullet over.

Astro said...

EMD - Damn, beat me to it.

Miklos said...

Dying young is not that everyone is dreaming about. He should have better prepared. Too bad there are no other opportunities. His hair did not help.