Daredevil tourist dies after jumping from world’s second-highest bungee jump
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A daredevil tourist has tragically lost his life after jumping from the world’s second-highest bungee jump in China.
The Japanese resident took the fateful leap at China's Macau Tower at 4:30pm local time on Sunday (December 3), according to Hong Kong news outlet HK01.
The unidentified man, who is described only as a 56-year-old man traveling on a Japanese passport, reportedly began experiencing shortness of breath after completing the mammoth 764-foot jump.
HK01 reports that the man then stopped breathing and had no heartbeat by the time first responders arrived to take him for medical treatment at Conde S. Januário Hospital.
Doctors were unable to revive the tourist, and he was subsequently pronounced dead a short time afterwards.
As of yet, there is no word on the man's cause of death.
The bungee jump at Macau Tower is a Skypark attraction, which is operated by AJ Hackett International.
It requires customers to tell staff if they suffer from a host of medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and epilepsy before taking the jump.
The Skypark website claims to have a 'perfect safety record' over a total of four million jumps worldwide.
"With each AJ Hackett site being so diverse in their offer of locations and activities, each site operates strictly to site specific operating manuals, using the principles from these standards to safely operate and maintain all of our activities," the company says.
A Skypark spokesperson told UNILAD: "AJ Hackett Macau Tower Limited is saddened by the death of a tourist following a medical situation at Macau Tower yesterday (3 December) that occurred after the Bungy jump was completed. We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased's family.
"Safety is our top priority, and each and every customer is subject to stringent safety procedures. In yesterday's incident, the tourist followed all safety requirements before taking the Bungy Jump. When our staff received word that he was feeling unwell after landing, they immediately administered first aid and called the authorities for help."
The visitor had apparently told staff that he had felt unwell after landing, which is when he was given aid and emergency services were called.
Skypark added that it is 'cooperating with relevant government departments in carrying out an investigation into the incident'.
The company has been providing thrill experiences in the likes of France, Singapore and Australia for the best part of 30 years.