Daredevil Nik Wallenda's wife to dangle by her teeth over Niagara Falls
Howard Alexander - News Editor
FILE PHOTO - In this July 3, 2009 file photo, Nik Wallenda, right, and his wife Erendira talk with reporters after walking a 1000 foot-long high-wire, suspended 200 feet over the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh. Five years after Nik walked over Niagara Falls on a high wire, his trapeze-artist wife is planning to dangle by her teeth from a helicopter as it flies over the falls.
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May 17, 2017 - 11:45 AM
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - The trapeze-artist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda is planning her own stunt high above Niagara Falls.
Five years after Nik Wallenda walked over the falls on a high wire, aerialist Erendira Vasquez Wallenda plans to dangle by her teeth from a helicopter as it flies over Niagara Falls.
The Niagara County legislature late Tuesday approved a resolution setting aside $35,000 for the act.
It's planned for June 15, the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's televised 550-metre tightrope walk from the New York side of the falls into Canada.
Five members of the famed Wallenda circus troupe fell from a high-wire in Sarasota, Fla., in February while practising an eight-person pyramid.
Nik Wallenda avoided falling by grabbing a wire. Everyone survived.
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