New Delhi: A parasailing event at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu turned horrifically wrong within minutes when one parasailor fell to death right in front of his friends, and in front of the camera.
The 53-year-old man opted for the adventure sport along with his friends who decided to capture the event on tape. But, after a minute of parasailing, the onlookers realised that something had went horribly wrong, and then came the man's tragic fall from 50m straight onto the pavement.
It was discovered later that the man had not been properly latched by the organisation's official and that the safety belt and hook had failed to hold the dangling man.
Malleswara Rao is a resident of KTVR near Duraisamy Layout in Peelamadu, as reported by TOI. Rao lived with his wife Padmashri, 48. He was a father to a 28-year-old daughter and a 25-year-old son.
The organisers, Indian Aero Sports and Science, upon learning that Rao had succumbed to death, fled from the spot.
Police said that even if Rao had not been strapped correctly at the initial stage, a safety hook and a belt would've ensured that he stayed on air without falling to his death like he did.