August 27, 2008 03:00 PM by Joe Reality
David Blaine is back in another ABC special to take on another death-defying endurance stunt. This time Blaine will attempt to hang from a thin wire that is five stories in the air. He will not be using either a safety net or airbag in his attempt. He will attempt this stunt in Central Park’s Wollman Rink and will try to hang for three days and nights.
Blaine will use electro-magnetic boots in order to walk on and under the wire. He will go without food for the more than 60 hours on the wire. He will drink liquids and pull himself up to restore circulation. At the end of the challenge, Blaine will take a plunge. Exactly how he will do this dive is not being revealed.
In addition to the high wire stunt, the ABC special will include footage of Blaine on a cross-country trip. Blaine will be shown traveling from the east coast to the Grand Canyon, while performing illusions along the way. Some of the people that will view Blaine’s magic include residents of the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, coal miners in West Virginia’s Mingo County and inner city gangs of East St. Louis.
Blaine’s high wire challenge will be performed in full public view and will start on the morning o September 22. David Blaine: Dive of Death airs on Wednesday, September 24 from 9 PM to 11 PM ET on ABC.