Wife of Nik Wallenda hangs by teeth over Niagara Falls

"This is what I've done my entire life", Wallenda said in a press conference after the stunt.

Nik Wallenda formerly held the record for highest suspension, after he hung from his mouth 250 feet about Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri in 2011.

Thursday morning's performance comes on the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's televised high-wire walk over Niagara Falls.

Today, Erendira made a decision to go 300 feet above Niagara Falls.

According to organizers, the chopper will hover about 100 metres above the Horseshoe Falls. After several minutes, including a slow flyby during which Mrs. Wallenda waved to spectators below, the helicopter returned to the casino.

About 200 people watched on shore at Niagara Falls State Park, many with cellphones aloft to capture photos and video of Wallenda, who appeared as a graceful silhouette against the clouds.

I don't know about you, but there is no amount of money I'd do that for.

Nik was in the helicopter encouraging his wife, as she also hung by her toes from a hoop.

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The helicopter took off at 8:30 a.m. from the roof of the Seneca Niagara Casino parking garage and returned by 8:50 a.m.

People holding their breath while Wallenda, 300 ft. above them, lets go of the hoop exclusively staying above the falls using her teeth and jaw muscles. "It's just great", Sally Sexton said.

The signature stunt of the Flying Wallendas, as their troupe came to be known in the 1940s, was the seven-person chair pyramid - an act that went fatally wrong in 1962. "I just feel blessed".

"I probably would want to spend all day long up there", she said. She said she did not anticipate the wind to make the hoop shake as much as it did.

Big ideas for Niagara Falls are as common as water falling over them, and many concepts over the years have evaporated like the mist above the Falls.

Their next plans are to travel with the Big Apple Circus as headliners.

The stunt artist is hoping this performance inspires others to leave their comfort zones and reach new heights which many we spoke with say it has done but not to the exact level as Wallenda. "We'll be there for two and a half months in Lincoln Center, where our passion is".

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