A MAGICIAN PERFORMS IN INDIA'S HOOGHLY RIVER.
Handcuffed magician Chanchal Lahiri is being lowered into the river Hooghly in a glass cage box, bolted with 36 locks, from the famous Howrah Bridge in eastern Indian city of Calcutta April 26. Lahiri popped up from the river half a minute later without the handcuffs after he was dropped into the river from the bridge. He is raising funds for thalassemia patients. Thalassemia is inherited form of anemia occurring chiefly among people of Mediterranean descent, caused by faulty synthesis of part of the hemoglobin molecule.