Nik Wallenda walks tightrope over Sarasota without harness - FOX 35 News Orlando

Nik Wallenda walks tightrope over Sarasota without harness

Nik Wallenda wowed his hometown crowd Tuesday morning with a 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 walk across Niagara Falls last year, Wallenda wore no safety harness for the walk, which took about 15 minutes.

Before the stunt, Wallenda told FOX 13 in Tampa Bay 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.

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