Wallenda gets a preview of wet conditions

From the Buffalo News:

Nik Wallenda got his first taste of the wet and windy conditions he’ll encounter when he walks over the falls, as blowing rain drenched the stuntman Wednesday during his daily training session.

The skies opened at 11 a.m., just as Wallenda was walking his practice wire, drenching him and causing onlookers at the Seneca Niagara Casino to take cover under a canopy.

Wallenda, though, didn’t hesitate, continuing his walk along the lower portion of the high-wire. He didn’t walk along the more elevated section of the wire.

“Just enjoying the beautiful weather,” the stuntman joked to a ponchoed fan who rushed to take Wallenda’s picture.

He walked in the pouring rain for about 25 minutes—until he was fully drenched — stopping and changing direction twice.

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