Nik Wallenda, Lijana Wallenda to try highwire stroll throughout Instances Sq. throughout ABC particular


For his subsequent trick, daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to cross New York’s Instances Sq. – with out his ft touching the bottom.

ABC introduced Thursday that Wallenda and his sister Lijana will cross the vacationer hotspot throughout a 1,300-foot (396-meter) simultaneous highwire stroll 25 tales above the bottom. ABC will air the try throughout a two-hour prime-time particular on June 23.

It will likely be Lijana Wallenda’s first highwire stroll since a 2017 accident in Florida left her and 4 different family members’s troupe severely injured. The Instances Sq. stroll will contain unspecified security gadgets, however organizers say it doesn’t get rid of all dangers.

ABC says the siblings will begin from reverse ends of the wire, which can be suspended between two of Instances Sq.’s towers, together with one that’s residence to The New York Instances.

Nik Wallenda mentioned in an announcement: “I’m past excited to have the ability to stroll with my sister, Lijana, as she overcomes near-death accidents and continues the Wallenda custom of by no means giving up.”

His feats have included a 1,800-foot (549-meter) tightrope stroll from the New York facet of Niagara Falls into Canada in 2012 and a 2013 crossing of the Little Colorado River Gorge close to the Grand Canyon.

The particular, which is being produced by dick clark productions, will embrace footage of the siblings’ preparations and their household’s historical past of death-defying stunts.

Copyright © 2019 by The Related Press. All Rights Reserved.