High Wire Artist Loses Footing At 330 Feet

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SHAOYANG, China, Aug. 9 (UPI) — A Chinese high-wire walker completed a 50-foot stroll between two hot air balloons at 100 feet, but lost his balance trying to repeat the stroll at 330 feet.

Saimaiti Aishan, a seventh-generation high wire artist, completed the walk between the balloons at an altitude of 100 feet Sunday in Shaoyang, China, but he misstepped while trying to duplicate his success at an altitude of about 330 feet, China Daily reported Monday.

Saimaiti, who was working without a safety net, managed to grab onto the steel wire and held on until he was returned to safety, Sky News reported.

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