Jump to content

Welcome to canucks.com Vancouver Canucks homepage

Photo

Guinness record holder dies tragically while repeating stunt


  • Please log in to reply
48 replies to this topic

#1 -Vintage Canuck-

-Vintage Canuck-

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 76,224 posts
  • Joined: 24-May 10

Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:32 PM

A Guinness record-holder died Sunday while repeating his stunt: traveling on a zip line using his hair:

An Indian daredevil who made it into the Guinness Book of World Records died Sunday while repeating a version of his stunt, reports the BBC. Sailendra Nath Roy entered the record books in 2011 after traveling the farthest recorded distance on a zip line ... using his hair.


He attempted to cross the Teesta River via ponytail and zip line once again, in front of hundreds of onlookers in West Bengal. But Roy became stuck just shy of halfway through the 600-foot journey, reports India Today, after his hair got stuck in the line's wheeler; within 45 minutes he was dead.


Though Roy wore a life jacket, he apparently didn't arrange for emergency aid.


"He was desperately trying to move forward. He was trying to scream out some instruction. But no one could follow what he was saying," said a photographer at the scene.


In fact, India Today reports that spectators, unaware of what was happening, continued to clap as he struggled. He eventually lost consciousness and died of a massive heart attack, according to doctors. Rescuers were able to remove him from the line after about 45 minutes. A sad coda: A friend tells the BBC that Roy had told his wife, who was worried for his safety, this would be his last stunt. In 2008, he pulled the nearly 39-ton Darjeeling toy train using his ponytail.


http://www.usatoday....7/?sf12238341=1

Edited by -Vintage Canuck-, 29 April 2013 - 03:35 PM.

  • 0

307mg00.jpg


#2 Gross-Misconduct

Gross-Misconduct

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,158 posts
  • Joined: 15-December 07

Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:35 PM

Did his hair survive?
  • 0

HpkJUPw.jpg

Credit to KingAlex for the sig. R.I.P.


#3 Tom-The-Great

Tom-The-Great

    Comets Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 280 posts
  • Joined: 16-July 12

Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:35 PM

cue the "hair" puns..... anndddd..... go!
  • 0

#4 inane

inane

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,178 posts
  • Joined: 06-July 07

Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

Not sure that's tragic. Just stupid.
  • 1

#5 DeNiro

DeNiro

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,694 posts
  • Joined: 22-April 08

Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

*
POPULAR

Hair today, gone tomorrow...
  • 6

Posted Image


"Dream until the dream come true"


#6 theminister

theminister

    Head Troll

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,323 posts
  • Joined: 07-July 03

Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:41 PM

Pretty hair brained stunt.



/ Question though.... why a heart attack? Panic?

Edited by theminister, 29 April 2013 - 03:41 PM.

  • 0

Posted ImageNEW YORK ISLANDERS ROSTER - CDC GM LEAGUEPosted Image


2013 CDCGML CUP CHAMPIONS


#7 HTania

HTania

    Comets Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 600 posts
  • Joined: 09-April 13

Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

What a waste of life.
  • 0

#8 inane

inane

    Canucks Franchise Player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,178 posts
  • Joined: 06-July 07

Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:48 PM

"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die." - Mel Brooks
  • 0

#9 The Bookie

The Bookie

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,731 posts
  • Joined: 10-May 10

Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

Pretty hair brained stunt.



/ Question though.... why a heart attack? Panic?


That was a typo, it was really a hairt attack.
  • 0

#10 Raffi Torres's Smirk

Raffi Torres's Smirk

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 419 posts
  • Joined: 24-January 13

Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

Not sure that's tragic. Just stupid.


Yeah, is it tragic if it's self-inflicted? This reminds me of the 9/11 firefighters being called heroes when they were just doing their job. USA Today is pretty sensationalist so I'm not too surprised.
  • 0

#11 Gross-Misconduct

Gross-Misconduct

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,158 posts
  • Joined: 15-December 07

Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:52 PM

thats a hairy situation
  • 0

HpkJUPw.jpg

Credit to KingAlex for the sig. R.I.P.


#12 theminister

theminister

    Head Troll

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,323 posts
  • Joined: 07-July 03

Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:54 PM


  • 0

Posted ImageNEW YORK ISLANDERS ROSTER - CDC GM LEAGUEPosted Image


2013 CDCGML CUP CHAMPIONS


#13 Dogbyte

Dogbyte

    Canucks All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,436 posts
  • Joined: 31-March 07

Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:14 PM

Ridiculous
  • 0

Canuckslogo160x160.jpg


#14 JoshuaGuy

JoshuaGuy

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,248 posts
  • Joined: 09-July 06

Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:17 PM

*
POPULAR

Yeah, is it tragic if it's self-inflicted? This reminds me of the 9/11 firefighters being called heroes when they were just doing their job. USA Today is pretty sensationalist so I'm not too surprised.


Firefighters ARE heroes for doing their job.
  • 7
Posted Image

#15 Nuxfanabroad

Nuxfanabroad

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,160 posts
  • Joined: 10-May 07

Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:20 PM

Tragic, really...Someone coulda' told this guy the bald truth.
  • 0

#16 Monty

Monty

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,624 posts
  • Joined: 20-July 05

Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

Yeah, is it tragic if it's self-inflicted? This reminds me of the 9/11 firefighters being called heroes when they were just doing their job. USA Today is pretty sensationalist so I'm not too surprised.


Good one?
  • 0

Can you imagine drowning AT a KK Rev concert?

  


i'm pretty sure that's how zombies are born.


#17 Gross-Misconduct

Gross-Misconduct

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,158 posts
  • Joined: 15-December 07

Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

I'd rather knot get all tied up in this thread.
  • 0

HpkJUPw.jpg

Credit to KingAlex for the sig. R.I.P.


#18 Apples

Apples

    Rarity

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,673 posts
  • Joined: 21-May 09

Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:24 PM

Tragic. RIP
  • 0

Posted Image

Posted ImagePosted Image

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


#19 Strawberries

Strawberries

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,563 posts
  • Joined: 24-February 09

Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:28 PM

poor guy no one could hair him yelling for help
  • 0
Posted Image

#20 Nuxfanabroad

Nuxfanabroad

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,160 posts
  • Joined: 10-May 07

Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:31 PM

Compassion please, it IS a sad way to part. Thanks to the OP, for this moving hair-piece.
  • 0

#21 c00kies

c00kies

    Cookie Monster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,704 posts
  • Joined: 06-January 07

Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:37 PM

Now that's what I call a bad hairday.
  • 0
Posted Image
Thanks to Blueberries for the sig :)

#22 Tortorella's Rant

Tortorella's Rant

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,369 posts
  • Joined: 11-April 12

Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

It sounded like a hairy situation.
  • 0
Posted Image

#23 DeNiro

DeNiro

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,694 posts
  • Joined: 22-April 08

Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

Yeah, is it tragic if it's self-inflicted? This reminds me of the 9/11 firefighters being called heroes when they were just doing their job. USA Today is pretty sensationalist so I'm not too surprised.


They could of refused to go into those buildings if they wanted to.

They didn't though, and that's why they're heroes.
  • 0

Posted Image


"Dream until the dream come true"


#24 Raffi Torres's Smirk

Raffi Torres's Smirk

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 419 posts
  • Joined: 24-January 13

Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:03 PM

They could of refused to go into those buildings if they wanted to.

They didn't though, and that's why they're heroes.

Firefighters ARE heroes for doing their job.


A civilian that runs into a burning building to rescue people is a hero. They went above and beyond their duty.

A person who is paid to run into a burning building to rescue people is a person doing their job. I would instead call them noble or courageous for taking on that risky job, but what they are doing is exactly what they signed up for and thus within their duty.

Words like hero and tragic get thrown around too much, and it sucks because they lose their true meaning. I am sorry that guy died while hair-lining but I don't think it's tragic, that's all I meant.
  • 0

#25 JoshuaGuy

JoshuaGuy

    Canucks Prospect

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,248 posts
  • Joined: 09-July 06

Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:33 PM

A civilian that runs into a burning building to rescue people is a hero. They went above and beyond their duty.

A person who is paid to run into a burning building to rescue people is a person doing their job. I would instead call them noble or courageous for taking on that risky job, but what they are doing is exactly what they signed up for and thus within their duty.

Words like hero and tragic get thrown around too much, and it sucks because they lose their true meaning. I am sorry that guy died while hair-lining but I don't think it's tragic, that's all I meant.


I don't throw the word Hero around often but in my opinion choosing to be a firefighter is heroic in itself.

The definition of hero applies to firefighters quite well.

Hero

1a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities:

Just an FYI, I am not a firefighter.

Edited by JoshuaGuy, 29 April 2013 - 05:36 PM.

  • 0
Posted Image

#26 MANGO

MANGO

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,239 posts
  • Joined: 11-January 11

Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:43 PM

Is it really a record if you're the only one stupid enough to do something. Will this become an Olympic event. Guinness should be embarrassed to even come off interested in this. This kind of thing is variety show filler at best.
  • 0
Posted Image



formerly......puck n icehole

#27 Raffi Torres's Smirk

Raffi Torres's Smirk

    Comets Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 419 posts
  • Joined: 24-January 13

Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:45 PM

I don't throw the word Hero around often but in my opinion choosing to be a firefighter is heroic in itself.

The definition of hero applies to firefighters quite well.

Hero

1a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities:

Just an FYI, I am not a firefighter.


Well I guess it just depends on your definition of 'hero':

A real or mythical person of great bravery who carries out extraordinary deeds.


In this case I would consider the deeds committed by the firefighter to be ordinary to him. Whatever, I dont mean disrespect to firefighters (I was one). Let's not hijack the thread.
  • 0

#28 Denguin

Denguin

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,659 posts
  • Joined: 31-January 08

Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:17 PM

Well I guess it just depends on your definition of 'hero':



In this case I would consider the deeds committed by the firefighter to be ordinary to him. Whatever, I dont mean disrespect to firefighters (I was one). Let's not hijack the thread.

So let's say a police officer sacrifices his/her life in order to save many more. He/she wouldn't be considered a hero in your books, since their job is to serve/protect?


And also it's not ordinary for firefighters to run into buildings on the verge of collapsing after being struck by an airplane, since you want to be so technical.

Edited by Denguin, 29 April 2013 - 11:19 PM.

  • 0

#29 250Integra

250Integra

    Canucks Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,562 posts
  • Joined: 07-March 06

Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:09 AM

You could say he was.. stranded.

Posted Image
  • 2

naslundsig5.gif14326903821.giftowel.gif
Thanks for the Memories Canada!!!
Thanks for everything Naslund!
Original creator of the WWE and the Rate my sig / Showoff thread


#30 hudson bay rules

hudson bay rules

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,386 posts
  • Joined: 03-November 10

Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:34 AM

Who the hell came up with this hairbrained idea in the first place?
  • 0
I love rock and roll, just put another dime in the juice box baby.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Canucks.com is the official Web site of The Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks.com are trademarks of The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2009 The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved.