Trapeze artist to dangle by her teeth over Niagara Falls
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2015 file photo, Erendira Vasquez Wallenda hangs from a helicopter as she performs before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Five years after Nik Wallenda 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. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:36PM EDT
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.