Wallenda's practice session draws supporters in Falls

May 13, 2012

The first in a series of test walks was performed by daredevil Nik Wallenda Saturday morning.

Wallenda strode a wire that was strung between a pair of cranes outside of the Seneca Niagara Casino. He is preparing for his scheduled high-wire walk above Niagara Falls next month. The practice run drew hundreds of onlookers, many who came early to get a good spot for watching the spectacle. The Buffalo News reports that Wallenda is planning to hold two practice sessions every day through May 22, both morning and afternoon walks.

The practice runs are open to the public.