Tightrope walker who crossed Niagara Falls dies
From Yahoo! News:
The celebrated French tightrope walker and chair-balancer known as Henry’s, who balanced high above the Alps, Niagara Falls and for months over a supermarket in his hometown, has died…
At Niagara Falls in 1975, he balanced on a platform attached to a motorcycle that his friend rode across the cable over the Whirlpool Rapids, all while Rechatin’s wife hung from a pole he carried on his shoulders, according to the Niagara Falls Public Library.