Escape Artist to Skydive in a Coffin

Will be dropped from plane at 14,500 feet

Adam Roy

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Breaking out of locked boxes is everyday fare for escape artists. Doing it as that box plummets to earth from a plane, less so.

That’s exactly what a Wisconsin escape artist plans to do today. Anthony Martin will be handcuffed and locked inside of a plywood box, then dropped from a Short SC.7 Skyvan at 14,500 feet over Serena, Illinois, where he will have to make his way out in time to pull his chute.

Martin, 47, pulled off the same stunt 25 years ago, escaping from a coffin above Sandwich, Illinois. Among his other dangerous stunts include an escape from locked cage below the ice of a frozen quarry in 1990.

Via Salon

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