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
Yesterday I posted a few links to articles about Nik Wallenda and how Governor Cuomo has approved his proposal. If you are interested, here are bunch more links. Note that many of them use material from the Associated Press, but then add in their own comments: