Wallenda hangs by teeth from helicopter over Niagara Falls
Jun 20 2017 by Francis Osborne
Although the death-defying stunt seemed risky, Erendira Wallenda said she was fully prepared. She used a Hula-Hoop-type device to hang from the helicopter as it flew 300 feet above the Falls. Kevin Seneca, VP seneca nation board of directors, said the Seneca Gaming Corp. also chipped in $50,000 to assist her in her "date with history". Erendira's stunt will be attempted on the five-year anniversary of Nik's tightrope walk across the falls.
For the sake of the performer's teeth, the stunt has evolved over the years and now the couple uses custom made mouthpieces while performing.
Nik Wallenda's great-grandfather also died after falling from a tight-rope.
"I thought it was pretty awesome because I don't think I could do that", said Alaina Raleeh.
"It's good to be back on the ground", Wallenda said at a news conference after landing safely.
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With the mist from the falls as a backdrop, Wallenda worked herself into a series of dramatic poses, waving her arms as she dangled by her knees and toes and doing handstands and splits.
It was as children watching their parents perform that Nik and Erendira met.
Nik said he continues to hold out hope to create a permanent facility and family entertainment centre in Niagara Falls, N.Y. where people can try to do "outrageous things like we do in a safe setting". The city and Niagara County Legislature each committed $35,000 to the stunt with the goal of boosting tourism.
"I have talked about it with Nik in private conversations twice now, and I do believe they have something at least in their heads that they would like to come to fruition", said Niagara Falls City Councilman Kenny Tompkins. Once airborne, she moved like a dancer and, in a finale, hung only by the strength of her jaw.
The Niagara Falls, New York Gazette provided details to this story. His last flight above the Falls was many years ago filming for CBS's 'The Amazing Race.' It's a vantage that doesn't get old, Barth said.