Tourist, 56, dies after completing world’s highest bungee jump as he plunged 764ft from Macau Tower

Tourist, 56, dies after completing world’s highest bungee jump as he plunged 764ft from Macau Tower

A TOURIST has died after he completed the world’s highest bungee jump.

The shock death came after the 56-year-old thrill-seeker took the terrifying 764ft plunge from the Macau Tower in the Municipality of Macau.

AFPA tourist died shortly after completing the worlds’s highest bungee jump[/caption]

The Japanese man began to experience shortness of breath just hours after the leap at 4.30PM on December 3rd and later stopped breathing.

He was taken to the Conde S. Januario Hospital for emergency treatment but was later pronounced dead.

Hong Kong news outlet, HK01, reported that the man had no superficial injuries on his body.

Skypark by AJ Hackett, who operate the bungee jump and other activities at Macau Tower, states on its website that clients should disclose any medical conditions they might have to its staff before taking part in any of its activities.

These include heart conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes or previous surgery.

The bungee jump is the highest in the world and costs each daredevil customer $478 for the experience.

Skypark have been running for more than 30 years and have operated 4million successful jumps.

It prides itself on a “perfect safety record” and its website states: “We strive to achieve a high level of safety for our customers and crew.”

The adventure park has glowing five star reviews on Tripadvisor with one calling the jump, “A blast!” and another saying, “great experience.”

A third wrote: “We recently participated in Bungy Jumping @SkyPark and it was amazing!

“The staff are lovely and comforting. The men on the platform you jump from were very friendly, comforting and supportive.

“Would definitely recommend it to anyone!”

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Previously we told of the horror moment a tourist’s bungee cord snapped in mid air and sent him plummeting into a lake.

The tourist from Hong Kong leapt from a height of ten storeys while travelling in Pattaya, Thailand.

Staff scrambled to drag Mike out of the water after he blacked out from the impact.

He suffered from severe bruising, swelling around his left eye and even lost an entire layer of skin from his armpit.

GettyThe bungee jump is operated by Skypark by AJ Hackett and has been in operation for more than 30 years[/caption]

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