Man dies hours after completing world’s highest bungee jump in Macau


The man, a 56-year-old Japanese tourist, had stopped breathing after his jump and no injuries were found on his body. - ST FILE

MACAU: A 56-year-old man died just hours after he had completed the world’s highest bungee jump from the Macau Tower.

The man, a Japanese tourist, had become short of breath and stopped breathing after completing his jump around 4.30pm local time on Dec 3, Hong Kong news outlet HK01 said.

The man was taken to the Conde S. Januario Hospital for emergency treatment but was later pronounced dead.

HK01 reported that the man had no superficial injuries on his body.

Skypark by AJ Hackett, which conducts the bungee jump and other activities at Macau Tower, states on its website that clients should disclose any medical conditions they might have to its staff before taking part in any of its activities. These include heart conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes or previous surgery.

The bungee jump from the Skypark at the top of the 338m-high Macau Tower is the highest in the world, with participants plunging 233m.

Solo participants pay 2,888 Macanese pataca (S$478) to take part in the jump. - The Straits Times/ANN

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