Erendira Wallenda to fly over Niagara Falls

WGRZ Breaking Video

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. Erendira Wallenda will attempt a stunt hanging by her teeth and toes while on a hoop suspended from a helicopter above Niagara Falls.

Wallenda is required to be tethered by her waist to comply with a New York state law that requires safety harnesses for performers more than 20 feet in the air. She'll be on a Hula-Hoop-type device dangling from a helicopter as it flies 300 feet (91 meter) above the Falls.

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Today's stunt coincides with the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's televised tightrope walk from the American side of the Falls to the Canadian side.

Here's a rundown of the schedule for Thursday.  You can watch the whole event LIVE on Channel 2 and WGRZ.COM.  Coverage on WGRZ.COM begins at 8am.

  8:15am Opening Remarks at helicopter departure
  8:20am  Nik Wallenda Remarks-Event introduction
  8:30am  Helicopter Take-off
  8:30 am  Stunt begins (stunt duration approximately 7 minutes)
  8:45am Landing - Seneca Parking Garage Roof
  9:00am Post Stunt Press Conference-Seneca Parking Garage Roof

 

(Associated Press contributed to this report)

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