facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Daredevil plans Niagara tightrope walk

June 24, 2011 at 3:30 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., June 24 (UPI) -- The New York Legislature has approved a plan for a member of the Flying Wallendas performance troupe to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls.

Nik Wallenda, 32, said he could make his walk, which he said would be the first-ever to take place directly above the falls, as early as the coming autumn but it will likely take place next summer, the Buffalo News reported Thursday.

"I'm thrilled to death ... It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Wallenda said. "Just the nature of where I'm doing it will reach around the world."

"It's something that's been a dream of mine most of my life," he said.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
'Stay of execution' for bird living in store 'Stay of execution' for bird living in store
2
Scottish Grindr user employs hookup app to cheat strict U.K. exit polling ban Scottish Grindr user employs hookup app to cheat strict U.K. exit polling ban
3
Circuit breaker thief identified from CCTV footage Circuit breaker thief identified from CCTV footage
4
Irish man called officer 'gay,' exposed buttocks Irish man called officer 'gay,' exposed buttocks
5
Unmentionable: Naked man got frisky with panties Unmentionable: Naked man got frisky with panties
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback