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WATCH: Man jumps into zoo's tiger den in China

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CHINA (CNN) - A 40-year-old man in China jumped from a chair lift as it crossed over a zoo's tiger exhibit.

Video footage from a camera captures the man riding over the zoo's tiger exhibit when he did the unexpected. The man jumped and fell into netting above the den as the tigers circled below him. Fortunately, zoo workers were able to climb the protective netting and rescue him.

One of the employees who saved him said, "When I was trying to save him on the net, he said to me that he 'didn't do a good somersault.'"

The man reportedly told police that a thrill of excitement ran through him over the tigers so he just jumped.

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