A magician was found dead in the Indian River Ganges after a chain-stunt had gone terribly wrong.
One crane left the Chanchal Lahiri-born & # 39; Wizard Mandrake & # 39; Down in the river near Kolkata, while the loves of the Indian star Fans, reporters and policemen watched from the riverbank on Sunday.
But the tight-lipped 40-year-old did not emerge from the water after being released into the current by a metal hook to recreate a Houdini trick.
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Rescue workers discovered his body on Monday night after a desperate 24-hour search.
The tragic news was confirmed by Deputy Commissar of Port Department of the Kolkata Police, Syed Waquar Raza.
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Before Lahiri entered the river, it was said to have been "magical" when he had freed himself but "tragically" if he could not.
The Mage has successfully completed a similar stunt for 21 years in the same river.