Nik Wallenda wows crowd with high-wire walk - FOX 35 News Orlando

Nik Wallenda wows crowd with high-wire walk

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SARASOTA (FOX 13) -

Daredevil Nik Wallenda wowed his hometown crowd Tuesday morning with a breathtaking walk on a high wire 200 feet above downtown Sarasota.

"It was an amazing walk," he said minutes after completing the stunt.  "There was more wind than I expected for sure and the cable moved a lot more than I wanted to.  I wanted to stop when I was in the middle but there was no way I was able to."

Unlike his dramatic stroll across Niagara Falls last year, Wallenda wore no safety harness for the walk from a tower at Bayfront Park to the Marina Tower Condominium.

Before the stunt, Wallenda told FOX 13 he was comfortable with that.

"There's always concerns, there's always stress that goes into what I do. The truth is, there is risk in what I'm doing. Of course there's always worrying. I always say that fear is a choice; danger is real. And that's something I have to deal with on a daily basis."

The normally busy U.S. 41 was closed during the event, which took a little more than 15 minutes.

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