A man who was lowered into the Ganges river yesterday in front of his family and friends in his latest stunt has gone missing.
Chanchal Lahiri, known as Wizard Mandrake, was tied up with steel chains and ropes as he was lowered into the river in India by crane.
There was a large crowd of police and media also watching from the banks of the river, waiting for him to return.
But Chanchal, 40, never emerged from the water and a search was launched for him.
He claimed to have successfully pulled off a similar stunt 21 years ago at the same spot.
He said: I was inside a bullet proof glass box tied with chain and locks and dropped down from Howrah bridge. Then I came out within 29 seconds.