• Short Summary

    Two French stuntmen and the wife of one of them made a daring crossing of the famed Niagara Falls in Canada on Wednesday (4 June).

  • Description

    Two French stuntmen and the wife of one of them made a daring crossing of the famed Niagara Falls in Canada on Wednesday (4 June).

    The woman was carried upside down across the Niagara Gorge hanging by a foot from a motorcycle balanced on a greasy cable. Her husband, Henri Rechatin, rode standing atop the motorcycle and another Frenchman, Frank Lucas, drove it.

    The wire, which supports a cable car, runs about 200 feet (60 metres) above the swirling waters downstream from Niagara Falls, before sloping sharply upwards toward the north bank.

    M. Rechatin said the stunt realised a dream to prove to the world that he was a professional dare-devil.

    The three had told only a few reporters they would make the crossing. They feared the Niagara Parks Commission would try to stop the stunt.

    M. Rechatin stood on a specially built steel frame and his wife, Janyck, hung from another underneath the motorcycle. He is now going to ask the Commission for permission to walk across the falls on a tightrope. He was previously refused this in 1967.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8S1S04QWAKSS9D4R9DJF6DSYJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8S1S04QWAKSS9D4R9DJF6DSYJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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