Wife of Nik Wallenda set for Niagara Falls aerial stunt

Thursday's performance came on the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's televised high-wire walk over Niagara Falls.

"It's kind of risky, but it's handsome in the same way, which I kind of think that that's what we do".

Her husband, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, says the cable won't aide her performance. She began her act about 8:40 a.m. Erendira was filmed by media outlets from around the globe.

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In 1978, family member Karl Wallenda died in a high-wire accident while attempting to walk between two towers of the Condado Plaza Hotel located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to the Associated Press.

Erendira Wallenda could be seen gracefully performing acrobatic moves - not out of the ordinary for a daredevil who's part of the famous Wallenda family.

Erendira Wallenda will be tethered from a helicopter as she hangs from the aircraft by her teeth over Niagara Falls on Thursday morning. Onlookers were as impressed as they were anxious about the whole stunt, as he set a new record for the "iron-jaw hang". She said while discussing how to maintain their connection with Niagara Falls, where they hope to open a Wallenda-themed entertainment center as well.

Nik described his wife's performance Thursday as "absolutely awesome".

Niagara County and the city of Niagara Falls each set aside $35,000 to help fund the stunt, and the Seneca Gaming Corp., the event's lead sponsor, gave $50,000, reported the Buffalo News.

I don't know about you, but there is no amount of money I'd do that for. His last flight above the Falls was many years ago filming for CBS's 'The Amazing Race.' It's a vantage that doesn't get old, Barth said.

"A little more windy than I expected", the aerialist said of the stunt. Similar to her husband's 2011 performance, Erendira Wallenda dangled not just from her teeth over the waterfall, but from her toes, hands and knees, too.

Vanessa Coleman