NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — The trapeze-artist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda is planning her own stunt high above Niagara Falls.
Five years after Nik Wallenda walked over the falls on a high wire, aerialist Erendira Vasquez Wallenda plans to dangle by her teeth from a helicopter as it flies over Niagara Falls.
Erendira Vasquez Wallenda hangs from a helicopter as she performs in October 2015. (Photo: Terry Renna/AP via CP)
The Niagara County legislature late Tuesday approved a resolution setting aside $35,000 for the act.
It's planned for June 15, the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's televised 550-metre tightrope walk from the New York side of the falls into Canada.
Nik Wallenda, right, and his wife Erendira talk with reporters in July 2009. (Photo: Gene J. Puskar/AP via CP)
Five members of the famed Wallenda circus troupe fell from a high-wire in Sarasota, Fla., in February while practising an eight-person pyramid.
Nik Wallenda avoided falling by grabbing a wire. Everyone survived.