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Daredevil dangles to beat Houdini record

Aug. 13, 2011 at 3:00 AM

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A British escape artist said he was dangling from a helicopter in Canada when he beat Harry Houdini's record for escaping from a straightjacket by 45 seconds.

Rob Roy Collins, 33, said he was suspended from a chopper more than 100 feet high in the Niagara Falls region when he wiggled out of a straightjacket in 1 minute, 22 seconds, beating Houdini's record of 2 minutes, 37 seconds, The Sun reported Friday.

"There was a scary moment when the straitjacket was stuck around my neck and I thought there was a chance I couldn't get out," Collins said. "Fortunately I managed to keep my cool and release myself."

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