Published On: Wed, May 1st, 2013

Sailendra Nath Roy, Indian stuntman who died on zip-wire by hair record attempt, may have had heart attack

A stuntman died this weekend during a world record attempt as he tried to cross a river on a zip-wire attached only to his hair, may have suffered a major heart attack, causing his death.

Zap2It confirms some reports on Tuesday that Sailendra Nath Roy may likely have suffered a heart attack after his ponytail became stuck in the wheeler of the rope and he was left hanging in mid-air for about 25 minutes, attempting to free himself.

Sailendra Nath Roy“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 Balai Sutradhar, a photographer, who was covering the stunt.

Police said he was hanging for nearly 45 minutes before he was brought down.

Doctors at the hospital now say he had suffered a “massive heart attack”.

A friend tells BBC that Roy had planned for this Teesta river crossing to be his final ponytail stunt performance. “His wife used to urge him to quit doing dangerous stunts. Mr. Roy convinced her that crossing the Teesta river would be his last,” the insider says.

He was wearing a life jacket, but there were no doctors or emergency services on the spot.

Police said that Roy had not got permission to do the stunt.


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