Daredevil Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk on a tightrope across the Niagara Falls, taking steady, measured steps Friday night for 1,800 feet across the mist-fogged brink of the roaring falls separating the U.S. and Canada.
The seventh-generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas had long dreamed of pulling off the stunt, never before attempted. Other daredevils have wire-walked over the Niagara River but farther downstream and not since 1896.
Here's some photos of the event, courtesy of the Canadian Press/AP
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Nik Wallenda points to the crowd of onlookers as he near completion of his 1,800 feet-long tightrope walk over the brink of the Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, Ont.. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
(AP Photo/Frank Gunn)
Nik Wallenda reacts to the crowd on the Canadian side near the end of his tightrope walk over the brink of the Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, Ont. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)