Sunday, July 8, 2012

VIDEO: Chinese acrobat survives high-wire fall

Chinese acrobat Aisikaier suffered minor injuries after slipping near the end of a 700-metre tightrope while attempting to walk backwards in China's Hunan Province.

Aisikaier made the death-defying attempt from 200 metres above ground with his eyes covered, taking no safety precautions and using only a six-metre pole to aid his balance.

At about 40 metres from the end of the walk, the daredevil lost his footing and fell. Incredibly, Aisikaier was not badly injured after the fall and footage showed him walking up the side of the ravine.

According to Aisikaier, he accidentally slipped because of the wind and also because he felt faint at the end of the long walk.

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