First Niagara Falls Tightrope Walk in 100 Years
- Duration 1:52
- Date Jun 15, 2012
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This is sad that -- -- story of the day in my opinion a two inch wire more than a 170.
Tonight nickel and it will become the first person in more than a century.
To attempt to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls with the wind -- the splashing water.
And all of that -- eleven dollars and there.
And on the New York side how is this sad daredevil doing this morning and that is is geek -- did attract us.
A lot of people have asked him that -- he says he's like a kid on Christmas morning he's been dreaming of this since he was six years old.
-- he first visited Niagara Falls and wanted to walk across it who wouldn't.
Eat what took some practice steps last night using a scissor lift to get up to that wire this is the guy who come from seven generations of tightrope -- and trapeze trapeze artists he has been on a large and he was too and how about the take the walk of a lifetime 18100 feet.
On that two inch steel cable.
Across the gorge at Niagara some 200 feet above the raging river.
Dealing with mist and wind and elements in front about a 100000 spectators and millions of viewers the big difference from his previous death defying -- -- be wearing -- Artists tethered to -- probably behind him because the TV network broadcasting the event wouldn't pay and that he did.
They -- -- promise there viewers that nick Belinda will not lose his life that evening it's guaranteed there's no question that I cannot fall down into that court.
-- it doesn't keep me on the wire in any way excuse me safe from dying I still have to balance I sought to stay on top of that wire.
Nick told me if he does fall and doesn't drop is thirty foot balance -- You'll get back up on the wire and continue was blocked but if he drops that Wal-Mart.
He's just gonna have to sit there and wait for -- -- arrest.
That is so scary but -- I'm kind of glad that there's some kind of back up plan.
Rick thank you.