NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The aerialist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda has successfully hung by her teeth from a helicopter over Niagara Falls.
Erendira (EHR’-en-deer-uh) Wallenda was tethered to a hoop suspended from a helicopter 300 feet (91 meters) above the water Thursday. After performing a few acrobatic maneuvers, she briefly hung twice by her teeth with the use of a tethered mouth guard in between hanging upside-down by her toes for a few seconds.
The Wallendas say the stunt broke a height record Nik Wallenda set in 2011 when he hung by his teeth 250 feet (76 meters) above Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri.
The 36-year-old mother of three spent about eight minutes of the 10-minute stunt hovering over the falls.
Thursday’s performance came on the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda’s televised high-wire walk over Niagara Falls.