Flying Wallenda to Walk Tightrope Over A.C.

Daredevil plans tightrope walk above Atlantic City beach

The man who walked a tightrope wearing a harness across Niagara Falls last month is planning a walk above the Atlantic City beach without the safety device.

Nik Wallenda will make the 1,500-foot tightrope walk 100 feet above the beach on Aug. 9.

“I don’t think anyone has done this type of walk, especially this distance and height above the beach,” Wallenda told the Press of Atlantic City.

The walk will begin on Sovereign Avenue next to the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel and end at Tropicana Casino and Resort. That's where Wallenda and his family will perform later in the month.

The Press of A.C. reports Wallenda hopes to complete the walk in 27 minutes, using only a 24-foot balance pole.

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