33-year old Nik Wallenda walked from the American side of the falls to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls on a cable wire suspended over the waters.
The historical event was aired live on ABC. Wallenda is the first person ever to cross over the falls.
The daredevil was supported by a safety harness attached to the cable-wire. This was the first time he’s ever used a device like that and disagreed on using it for this stunt at first. However, his father eventually talked him into it.
Facts about the American side of Niagara Falls:
- 176 feet tall
- 150,000 gallons per second
Facts about the Canadian side of Niagara Falls:
- 167 feet tall
600,000 gallons per second
For the full video of this stunt click here!