High-flying feat sets record over Niagara Falls

Frederick Owens
June 19, 2017

Five years after American tightrope walker Nik Wallenda walked over a wire over Niagara Falls, his wife plans to cross the falls hanging from a helicopter with her teeth.

She even got the chance to do some acrobatic tricks and hung upside down by her toes.

"Being that the Wallenda family is behind it, and believing how much they seem to enjoy our area, I think this one has a very good chance of working", said Tomkins.

The stunt comes almost five years after Nik put on the headline-making performance, crossing 200 ft. above the falls.

"Today I know. It was attractive". The Wallenda family has a history of daredevil feats that date back 200 years as the Flying Wallendas. "I feel like that's where God tells me 'this is what I made you for'". I probably would want to spend all day long up there. "It was a handsome and unbelievable experience".

Her husband, Nik, said Erendira's mental trip during the performance brought something immediately to mind.

"It's kind of unsafe, but it's lovely in the same way, which I kind of think that that's what we do".

"If you're scared of it, then it becomes risky", Erendira told reporters ahead of the performance, The Buffalo News reports.

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"The global attention is huge".

Nik Wallenda called his wife "a ballerina in the air" during a news conference Thursday detailing the stunt. That, and bringing valuable publicity to Niagara Falls, New York.

"The dream would be to have a permanent theater here, basically, where we could perform throughout the summer for all the tourists", he said. During a performance at the Detroit State Fair, the Wallenda pyramid toppled, sending two troupe members to their deaths and leaving a third paralyzed.

Many woke up early to find prime locations to see the stunt. "It was lovely", she said afterward.

"I can't believe anybody could do that". "I don't think people realize the magnitude of Niagara Falls around the world". Because of a NY state law requiring aerialists to wear a safety tether when performing above 20 people, Erendira also had to wear a safety tether attached to her waist.

Patrick Thompson, of New Orleans, described the performance as "bizarre". "To be out there watching her ... she had a huge grin on her face the whole time".

While she sat in the hoop, the helicopter returned to the roof of the garage of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. "It's kind of risky but it's lovely in the same way", she said.

She then hung upside down with her feet on the hoop before repeating the mouth hang again.

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