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Tightrope walk over Niagara Falls approved

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Daredevil Nik Wallenda has received approval to walk over Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

The Niagara Parks Commission board gave its thumbs up at a public meeting this morning, reversing an earlier decision against the stunt.

Wallenda posted his response on Twitter.

"I was approved unanimously! Praise God for His unmerited favour!" he tweeted.

The board says it now has 45 days to work out details with the man who calls himself "King of the High Wire."

Wallenda was turned down in December, when the commission cited its policy against stunts.

But he met with senior staff earlier this month after talking to Ontario Tourism Minister Michael Chan about the proposal.

The board also said today that it will only consider requests for such stunts once every 20 years. (CKTB, The Canadian Press)
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Source: Newsy.com - on February 18, 2012

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Daredevil Will Tightrope Walk Over Niagara Falls

A descendant of the great Karl Wallenda plans a tightrope walk across Niagara Falls this summer. The first attempt in 116 years.

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