Niagara Falls tightrope walk safety plan revealed
From CTV News:
Officials have unveiled the safety plan they have prepared for a risky tightrope walk across Niagara Falls next week.
The high profile event, scheduled for June 15, will be performed by tightrope walker Nick Wallenda, and is expected to attract unprecedented crowds to the Falls.
Niagara Parks Police Chief Douglas Kane said visitors to the Falls typically peak on New Year’s Eve, when approximately 50,000 — 60,000 spectators descend on the area.
By contrast, Wallenda’s staff estimate next week’s high-wire event will attract as many as 120,000 people on the Canadian side alone.