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    Wallenda Walk: Canadian Traffic And Parking Tips

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo (including video):

    “Rarely have we seen an event of this scale which requires the coordination of so many public service and emergency service agencies ,” remarked Douglas Kane, Chief of the Niagara Parks Police Service, as Canadian officials signed off on the integrated public safety plan they developed for Nik Wallenda’s historic tightrope walk across the world famous Horseshoe Falls, which is scheduled to occur one week from tonight.

    “We want to assure the public today that quite simply, we are prepared,” Kane said, during a Friday morning news conference at the Table Rock Visitors Centre.

    2 plans to rescue daredevil Wallenda

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    From UPI:

    Canadian and American authorities have a backup plan to rescue tightrope walker Nik Wallenda should he be stranded during his walk across Niagara Falls.

    The plan is a backup to Wallenda’s own rescue plan, which would use a system of pulleys and baskets, The Buffalo (N.Y.) News reported Saturday.

    “One of the conditions of the Niagara Parks Commission contract with Nik Wallenda was that he was supposed to furnish his own rescue plan,” said Douglas Kane, chief of the Niagara Parks Police Service in Canada. “We’ve reviewed it. We’re happy with it.”

    Also see the original Buffalo News article called Wallenda, authorities detail stunt backup plans

    Niagara Falls tightrope walk safety plan revealed

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    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.

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