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Stuntman dies while zip-lining across river in India
FOX News ^ | April 29, 2013

Posted on 04/29/2013 12:30:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin

An Indian stuntman attempting to break a world record by crossing a river on a zip-line -- while hanging by his ponytail -- died while performing the feat Sunday.

Police officer Sailendra Nath Roy, 49, apparently had a heart attack as a result of zip-lining on a wire suspended nearly 600 feet in the air across the River Teesta in West Bengal, India, according to a Sky News report.

Roy holds the Guinness World Record for covering the longest distance on a zip-line while hanging by his hair.

Roy’s shoulder-length hair was attached to a pulley on a wire, and he had completed about half the distance when he suddenly stopped. As a crowd looked on in horror, Roy became entangled and could no longer propel himself forward.

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1 posted on 04/29/2013 12:30:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Well at least he died doing what he loved.


2 posted on 04/29/2013 12:30:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

Missed it by a hair...


3 posted on 04/29/2013 12:32:13 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: dfwgator

And he now holds the world’s record for having heart attacks while zip lining across a river.


4 posted on 04/29/2013 12:32:39 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: dfwgator

And he now holds the world’s record for having heart attacks while zip lining across a river.


5 posted on 04/29/2013 12:32:39 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: BenLurkin
Hold my (India) Beer and watch this!


6 posted on 04/29/2013 12:33:52 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: BenLurkin
he had completed about half the distance when he suddenly stopped.

Darn, missed it by that much......

7 posted on 04/29/2013 12:34:39 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: BenLurkin
Guess he should have done it over the Ganges, instead.
8 posted on 04/29/2013 12:36:09 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I nominate him for a Darwin award.


9 posted on 04/29/2013 12:36:41 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: BenLurkin
An Indian stuntman...

Dots, not feathers.

10 posted on 04/29/2013 12:37:50 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: BenLurkin

Really sucks that you succeed but don’t live to tell the tale.


11 posted on 04/29/2013 12:38:35 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BenLurkin

A hair-brained idea in the first place.


12 posted on 04/29/2013 12:41:59 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: liberalh8ter
Guess he should have done it over the Ganges, instead.

And the FR Indian Inside Joke Award Winner for April is...


13 posted on 04/29/2013 12:43:58 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BenLurkin

This always happens when you buy a zipline kit from ACME.


14 posted on 04/29/2013 12:44:24 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Sorry, too late. This article claims he had two sons.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/ponytail-stuntman-sailendra-nath-roy-dies-on-a-zip-line-in-india/story-fnd134gw-1226631947968


15 posted on 04/29/2013 12:46:05 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: BenLurkin

They got it all on video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mp-cq5ovBM


16 posted on 04/29/2013 12:49:02 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: BenLurkin

From the article: “He also used his hair to drag a train on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.”

That’s how we’ll have to “drive” our cars in the future.


17 posted on 04/29/2013 12:52:29 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: BenLurkin

Roy fell 600 feet to his death while his hair remained in the device to which it was tied. It would have been quite a show for scalpers!


18 posted on 04/29/2013 12:59:32 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: BenLurkin

Darwin working OT?


19 posted on 04/29/2013 12:59:36 PM PDT by wbill
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To: GilesB

What a hair raising experience!


20 posted on 04/29/2013 1:01:21 PM PDT by k4gypsyrose
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To: Buckeye McFrog
LOL......Thanks.
21 posted on 04/29/2013 1:03:54 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: BenLurkin

*sigh*

RIP.


22 posted on 04/29/2013 1:10:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: BenLurkin

Think that’s bad, I had a vicious paper cut this morning.


23 posted on 04/29/2013 1:13:03 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: BenLurkin
Did the tortoise finally win?
24 posted on 04/29/2013 1:19:03 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: BenLurkin

Fortunately this can never happen to me as I do not have a ponytail.


25 posted on 04/29/2013 5:50:14 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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