Tourist Dies In China After Historic Bungee Jump
A 56-year-old man died after jumping from one of the world’s highest bungee jumps at China’s Macau Tower
A tragic accident occurred in China after a 56-year-old man died after leaping from one of the world’s highest bungee jumps.
According to the New York Post, a 56-year-old man who was traveling with a Japanese passport died after he jumped from one of the world’s highest bungee jumps at China’s Macau Tower at around 4:30 on Sunday, Dec. 3. After completing the 764-foot jump, he reportedly started experiencing shortness of breath based on a report by the Hong Kong news outlet HK01.
By the time first responders got to the scene, the man had already stopped breathing and did not have a heartbeat. They took him to Conde S. Januário Hospital, and doctors were unable to help him as he was pronounced dead a short time after arriving. According to HK1, he had no superficial injuries to his body during the jump. No details about his cause of death were made available.
The man had just jumped from the Macau Tower, the second-highest commercial bungee jump in the world, coming in a little under 100 feet from China’s Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge Bungee, where the jump is 853 feet.
The attraction opened in 2006. There was a mishap there in January 2018 after a Russian tourist jumped from the tower. Having completed a bungee jump, he was left dangling 180 feet in the air before being rescued.
Business Insider reported that AJ Hackett Macau Tower, which operates the Skypark, released a statement saying it was saddened by the “medical situation” and offered condolences to the man’s family.
“When our staff received word that he was feeling unwell after landing, they immediately administered first aid and called the authorities for help. The company is cooperating with relevant government departments.”
The Guinness World Records lists the 1,109-foot Macau Tower as the highest commercial bungee jump facility.