Wallenda discusses hanging by her teeth over Niagara Falls
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The trapeze-artist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda says she'll be tethered to a helicopter when she hangs from the aircraft by her teeth as it flies over Niagara Falls.
Erendira (eer-ehn-DEER'-uh) Wallenda discussed her plans for the stunt during a news conference Wednesday morning on the American side of the Falls.
Wallenda's stunt is planned for Thursday, the fifth anniversary of her husband's televised 1,800-foot tightrope walk from the New York side of Niagara Falls into Canada. During the walk, Wallenda was heard praying and praising God the entire time across the Falls. Wallenda is a professing Christian and friend of pastor Joel Osteen,
Erendira Wallenda says she plans to hold on by her teeth and her toes while on a Hula Hoop-type device suspended from the helicopter as it flies 300 feet (91 meters) above the Falls.
Five members of the famed Wallenda circus troupe fell from a high-wire in Sarasota, Florida, in February while practicing an eight-person pyramid. Everyone survived.
Logos Post contributed to this article on the faith of Nik Wallenda