Daredevil Withstands Tropical Strom Andrea On Tightrope

While we saw a lot of sun locally today, some are still repairing homes from Tropical Storm Andrea.

Daredevil Nik Wallenda Challenged the storm's strong winds to a tightrope duo.

Wallenda's Grand Canyon test-run in Sarasota, Florida had to be cut short due to the stormy weather.

The tightrope walker stood some 30 feet off the ground with winds up to 46 MPH, threatening to send him crashing to the ground.

He did manage two walks in the strong winds, each at least 35 minutes long.

"That's what comes with a lifetime of training and a lifetime of experience, being able to withstand those winds and this is a dream come true in a sense for training, to have all of this wind and it helps calm nerve while I'm actually making the walk over the canyon." Said Wallenda.

On June 23, Wallenda will attempt a 1,300-foot-long skywalk above a 15-hundred foot-deep canyon in Arizona.


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