Indian magician Chanchal Lahiri drowns attempting Houdini trick

_107403400_7fd09d46-208c-4b6f-a019-ccd13a779934Source: BBC News

An Indian magician who was lowered into a river while shackled in a bid to recreate Harry Houdini’s world-famous trick has drowned, police confirmed.

Chanchal Lahiri was meant to escape and swim to safety but did not emerge from the Hooghly river in West Bengal state.

Crowds who watched him take the plunge on Sunday alerted the police, who then launched a search operation.

His body, which washed up some 1km (0.6 miles) from the site of the incident, was identified late on Monday.

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