Police in Sri Lanka said Monday that a man died during his attempt to set a record for the longest time spent buried alive. Janaka Basnayake, 24, buried himself over the weekend in a trench in the town of Kantale, 137 miles north of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital. Basnayake’s friends and family helped him to seal the trench with dirt and wood on Saturday morning around 9:30. He was unconscious by the time he was removed from the trench at 4 p.m. and was pronounced dead upon his arrival at the hospital. According to his mother, he had survived two previous burials of up to six hours.