Doctors warn 'human flies'

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Doctors are warning that people who take part in a new bar-room craze may lose out on life insurance. Bar fly jumping, where a person is catapulted from a trampoline on to a Velcro-clad wall, is becoming popular in clubs.

But consultants at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, who carried out a straw poll of life insurance companies, said their results suggest that only half will pay out on policies if any of the jumpers are killed.