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A 56-year-old Japanese tourist died hours after completing a bungee jump from Macau Tower on Sunday (Dec 3), according to local media reports. 

Hong Kong news site HK01 reported that the man felt breathless after completing the 233m jump at about 4.30pm.

The man, who had no visible injuries, was then taken to Conde S Januario Hospital after he stopped breathing. He was later pronounced dead. 

The popular attraction at Macau Tower is run by Skypark by AJ Hackett. The Skypark website bills the facility as the world’s highest commercial bungee jump. 

Each jump costs 2,888 Macanese Pataca (US$359) per participant. 

Besides bungee jumping, other activities operated by AJ Hackett include a Skywalk experience on a platform around the tower, as well as a climb to the summit of the tower’s mast at 338m. 

On its website, Skypark by AJ Hackett states that prospective participants should disclose their relevant medical conditions, including high blood pressure, epilepsy, neurological conditions, asthma, and physical disabilities. 

According to the activity’s listing on Klook, a travel and services booking platform, participants are required to sign a liability waiver form that notifies them of the risks of the activity. If the participant is a minor, a parent or a legal guardian must sign the waiver form on their behalf. 

The activity is also not recommended for people with certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure or epilepsy. 

CNA has contacted AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand, which runs the facility, for more information. 

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