Tightrope Walker Can Cross Niagara Falls

Canada parks officials approve stunt

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Canada’s Niagara Parks Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to allow daredevil Nik Wallenda to tightrope-walk across Niagara Falls later this year. The vote reversed an earlier decision by the commission in December that stated such an event would violate the park’s policy against stunting, but the commission also passed a motion yesterday to limit such stunts to no more than once every 20 years. Approval by Canada’s board was Wallenda’s last legal step after he received support from the American side last fall. “I’m thrilled to death,” Wallenda said. The stunt has been a dream since he was 6 years old. “I’ve done walks farther and higher. This will be the most iconic.” If successful, the attempt will make Wallenda the first person ever to cross directly over the falls.

Read more at The Toronto Star

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