Macau Tower: Tourist dies in leap from world's highest bungee jump

BREAKING NEWS Macau Tower horror: Tourist, 56, dies in 764ft leap from the world’s highest bungee jump

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A 56-year-old tourist has died after completing the world’s highest bungee jump. 

The as-yet-unnamed Japanese tourist was taken to Conde S. Januario Hospital in Macau, China, after leaping off the Macau Tower on Sunday afternoon. 

Officials said he experienced shortness of breath and ended up losing consciousness shortly after the 764ft jump at 4.30pm. 

Paramedics found he was not breathing and had no heartbeat when they arrived at the scene. He died after he was rushed to hospital. 

Local media reported that he had no external injuries to his body. 

Skypark by AJ Hackett, that company that runs the bungee jump and other activities at Macau Tower, says on its website that paying customers should disclose any medical conditions they might have to its staff before taking part in any of its activities. 

The as-yet-unnamed Japanese tourist was taken to Conde S. Januario Hospital in Macau, China , after leaping off the Macau Tower (pictured) on Sunday afternoon

Conditions that should be disclosed to the company, which has been running bungee jumps for over 30 years, include heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, and previous surgeries. 

The jump sets thrillseekers back more than £500 (5188 Macanese Pataca). 

The company claims to have run more than four million successful jumps across the world, and says it has a ‘perfect safety record’, adding: ‘We strive to achieve a high level of safety for our customers and crew.’

More to follow. 

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