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Marine engineer dies while bungee jumping

Press Trust Of India
Apr 12, 2009 at 05:47pm IST

Bangalore: A 25-year-old marine engineer died while doing a reverse bungee jump as the latch of his safety belt snapped near Bannerghatta National Park, 25 km from here, police said on Sunday.

"Chennai-based V Bhargava fell headlong from a height of over 40 feet when the latch of his safety belt snapped while trying a reverse bungee jump at the adventure zone called Paintball Arena on Saturday," District Superintendent of Police B A Mahesh told PTI.

The event was organised jointly by Centre for Adventure and Rejuvenation of Environment (CARE) and Head Rush Bungee.

AN END TOO SOON: V Bhargava fell headlong from a height of over 40 feet when the latch of his safety belt snapped.

Bhargava, who suffered severe head injuries and multiple fractures, was rushed to a superficiality private hospital by four of his friends, but declared brought dead, he said.

"No precautionary measures were taken by the two private groups who organise these dangerous adventure sports. Neither an ambulance nor any first aid was available at the spot," Mahesh said.

A case of death due to negligence had been registered against the two groups, he said.

Head Rush proprietor Sachin was arrested and produced before a court in Anekal yesterday. Efforts were on to nab CARE head Sheshadri, who is absconding, Mahesh said.

Bhargava's body was handed over after post mortem to his parents who flew to Bangalore immediately after coming to know about the tragedy, he said.

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