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Would You Go Over The Edge?

Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - Today at the Seneca Niagara Casino you might see a few people going over the edge.


People who have raised over $1,000 for the Special Olympics will have the opportunity to rappel down the 27 story hotel.

"It is one of the most frightening things I've ever done" said Nicholas Picholas of Kiss 98.5. He went "Over The Edge" on Thursday.

"Everything was totally cool because you're on the roof of the casino, and it's nice, and you're very secure," said Picholas. "Once you stand on the edge and sort of lean out and put your weight into the harness, that's when it just stops your heart."

Erica Raepple is the Development Specialist at the Special Olympics of New York. She said that fundraiser's like this can't be done many places. "We've had a great response from the Buffalo community. This is the fourth year that we're doing it, and we're actually the only one in New York state that's doing this for the Special Olympics" she said.

Picholas says that for those taking the plunge, "don't look down" may be good advice. "The only advice I had from a friend who used to rappel in the Army who said 'don't look down,' and that's the one thing I did not do was look down I looked to the sides, but looking down would have been a bad idea."

You can see photos and a video of Nick's rappel below.

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07/26/2013 10:57AM
Would You Go Over The Edge?
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