Hundreds of spectators look on helplessly as a stuntman who tried to cross a river using the strength of his hair, hangs motionless after the attempt went tragically wrong.
Sailendra Nath Roy, 49, got half way across the river Teesta in West Bengal this morning when he suddenly became trapped 180 metres above the water. Screaming spectators watched his increasingly frantic efforts to free himself, but after 20 minutes his struggled subsided and he became motionless.
Local police said the 49 year old had died of a heart attack.
Roy made it to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2011 by crossing an 82.5 metre gap with his hair attached to a zipwire. He had also demonstrated the strength of his hair by pulling four large trucks.