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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 18 Jun 19 4.16am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

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"A MAGICIAN has been found dead in the River Ganges after a chains escape stunt went horribly wrong.

A crane lowered 'Wizard Mandrake' , born Chanchal Lahiri, into the river at Kolkata, while the Indian star's loved ones, fans, reporters and police watched from the river banks on Sunday.
But the tightly-shackled 40-year-old failed to emerge from the water after being released into the current from a metal hook in a bid to recreate a Houdini trick.

Rescue workers discovered his body on Monday evening after a frantic 24-hour search." (The Sun)

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 18 Jun 19 6.03am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

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"A MAGICIAN has been found dead in the River Ganges after a chains escape stunt went horribly wrong.

A crane lowered 'Wizard Mandrake' , born Chanchal Lahiri, into the river at Kolkata, while the Indian star's loved ones, fans, reporters and police watched from the river banks on Sunday.
But the tightly-shackled 40-year-old failed to emerge from the water after being released into the current from a metal hook in a bid to recreate a Houdini trick.

Rescue workers discovered his body on Monday evening after a frantic 24-hour search." (The Sun)

Sadly there is no such thing as magic.
This dude just found that out.
Unless he's called wilf of course.

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 18 Jun 19 6.38am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

shamelessly bumping by own thread,...but

The Sun's article describes a "frantic 24 hour search"

The frantic searching should have been done in the first five minutes. 23 hours and 55 minutes was mundane recovery work.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 18 Jun 19 8.03am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

He was attempting a Harry Houdini trick.

Houdini on several occasions was put in a straight jacket and locked inside a wood box and lowered into the freezing cold water of a river.

The actual trick was that he could dislocate his shoulder to get out of the straight jacket and the wooden box had short nails that allowed him to kick out one side of the box.

Still he was in pitch black freezing cold water and still had to get out of the straight jacket. That's one scary trick.

I read something about Wizard Mandrake apparently he wasn't very good so sadly it seems he overreached himself to rebut his critics.

 


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View Harpo's Profile Harpo Flag Oxfordshire 18 Jun 19 9.54am Send a Private Message to Harpo Add Harpo as a friend

His risk assessment skills needed some improvement.

No sympathy from me.

 

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ChrisGC Flag Wantage 18 Jun 19 1.16pm

Quality stage name though

 

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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 30 Jun 19 12.29pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

A must watch, Tony Hancock at his best

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