HIGH-WIRE DAREDEVIL'S WIFE TO ATTEMPT OWN NIAGARA FALLS STUNT
May 17, 2017
By Bob Komsic
Don’t think it’s a case of ”Anything you can do, I can do better,” but trapeze-artist Erendira Vasquez Wallenda, wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda, will dangle by her teeth from a helicopter as it flies over Niagara Falls.
(Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)
The stunt’s planned for June 15, the fifth anniversary of husband Nik’s televised tightrope walk from the New York side of the falls into Canada.
The Wallenda’s roots are traced to 1780 Austria-Hungary, when ancestors traveled as a group of acrobats, aerialists, juggles, animal trainers and trapeze artists.
The family’s been touched by tragedy, mostly notably in 1978 when patriarch Karl Wallenda, Nik’s great-grandfather, fell to his death during a stunt in Puerto Rico.