We never know when death will strike — as the saying goes, people who have dangerous professions always have their foot on a grave. Unfortunately for Sailendra Nath Roy, a 49-year-old stuntman and also a police officer, never saw it coming. During an attempt at a Guinness world record, he was involved in an accident and died.

Mr. Roy was trying to cross Teesta River while hanging his hair to a wire, 600-feet above water. Hundreds of onlookers watched as he attempted this scary stunt. Everything was going smoothly until he reached the halfway mark. People watched in fear as he was stuck and was not able to advance.

Sailendra Nath Roy

“Roy tried frantically to get hold of a second rope to reach the finishing point,” K. Jayaraman, a senior local police officer, said.

After 20 grueling minutes of trying to save himself, he became motionless and was soon rescued by locals. He was rushed in a hospital 280 miles away, doctors declared that Mr. Roy died of heart attack.

Benoy, Roy’s younger brother, watched how his brother conquered fear but not death.

“We were proud of his bravery. He was sure to win but destiny has taken his life and the most beloved member of our family as well.”


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Renz Baxa

Lawrence Baxa, or Renz as his friends call him, is a writer living in the Philippines. He admits that even though he is new to the writing industry, he is very willing to learn and improve as a writer. Renz loves to play basketball, and spends most of his time in front of the computer; surfing the net and playing online games. He dreams to be a well – known chef someday. He also serves their parish by holding youth camps and helping in events that help other children become closer to God.