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Another Wallenda to dangle above Niagara Falls

Five years after daredevil Nik Wallenda walked over Niagara Falls on a high wire, his wife is planning her own stunt over the fast-rushing waters.

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Credit Eileen Koteras Elibol l WNED Art Director l Photographer
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Nik Wallenda walks from New York State to Canada over Niagara Falls.

Trapeze aerialist Erendira Vasquez Wallenda plans to dangle by her teeth from a helicopter as it flies over Niagara Falls. The Niagara County Legislature late Tuesday approved a resolution setting aside $35,000 for the act.

It is planned for June 15, the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's televised 1,800-foot tightrope walk from the New York side of the falls into Canada.

Five members of the famed Wallenda circus troupe fell from a high-wire in Sarasota, FL in February while practicing an eight-person pyramid. Nik Wallenda avoided falling by grabbing a wire. Everyone survived.

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