2012-06-15 Nik Wallenda successfully crossed Niagara Falls (FREE)

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Wallenda says view is ‘truly breathtaking’ as he crosses from U.S. to Canadian side
CBC News Posted: Jun 15, 2012 11:06 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 16, 2012 1:53 AM ET

Nik Wallenda has successfully crossed Niagara Falls on a highwire strung high above the raging waters, a historic achievement for the American aerialist.

Wallenda, who hails from a long line of high-wire artists — several of whom have died during performances — started from the U.S. side at around 10:15 p.m. ET and completed it about 25 minutes after he started.

TIGHTROPE WALKVisual look at Wallenda’s planned Niagara Falls crossing

He took steady steps for most of his journey but ran the last few paces, with his safety tether trailing behind him, CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault said.

The daredevil was greeted on the Canadian side by two border agents, who welcomed him to the country and inspected his passport.

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