A magician has been discovered useless in India’s River Ganges after a chains escape stunt went horribly incorrect.
A crane lowered ‘Wizard Mandrake’, born Chanchal Lahiri, into the river at Kolkata, whereas the Indian star’s family members, followers, reporters and police watched from the river banks on Sunday.
However the tightly-shackled 40-year-old didn’t emerge from the water after being launched into the present from a metallic hook in a bid to recreate a Houdini trick.
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Rescue staff found his physique on Monday night after a frantic 24-hour search.
On this picture taken on June 16, 2019 Indian stuntman Chanchal Lahiri, recognized by his stage identify “Jadugar Mandrake”, is lowered into the Ganges river, whereas tied up with metal chains and ropes, in Kolkata.
The tragic information was confirmed by deputy commissioner of the port division of Kolkata police, Syed Waquar Raza.
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Earlier than Lahiri entered the river he reportedly mentioned it might be “magic” if he freed himself, however “tragic” if he could not.
The magician final efficiently pulled off an identical stunt 21 years in the past in the identical river.
The magician showing in earlier water stunts
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He was locked inside a bulletproof glass field and tied with a series.
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