Chinese tightrope walker survives high wire fall

July 9th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Hunan, July 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chinese stuntman Aisikaier Wubulikasimu ought to thank his lucky stars that he survived after a high wire fall, above a gorge.

Aisikaier Wubulikasimu was walking 650 feet above a gorge and he was at the fag end of a 2,300 foot walk when disaster happened. He was walking backwards and he was also walking blindfolded without adequate security measures when he slipped into the gorge.

Aisikaier Wubulikasimu just had 131 feet more to cover and if he had walked securely then he would have had managed a new record and he would have had become the very first person in the world to walk blindfolded over a gorge without safety measures. However he wasn’t that lucky and with just an hour of more walking to cover, he started feeling dizzy and he slipped. Later there were also reports that the wind was also partly responsible for throwing him off-balance.

The audience who were watching his amazing feat felt their heart dropping when he fell, but he was lucky. He fell into a non-steep end of the gorge and sustained only minor injuries.

Aisikaier Wubulikasimu is already a Guinness World Record for the fastest tightrope walk.

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