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Tightrope walker in China nearly falls during 328-foot stunt

August 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A tightrope walker in China's Hunan Province gave fans a scare after he nearly fell during a risky stunt.

The man was trying to walk across a 49-foot wire suspended 328 feet above the ground between two balloons Saturday.

A strong air current blew threw and the man lost his balance and almost fell.

He managed to hang onto the wire by wrapping his arms and legs around it. He then hung on with one hand and pulled himself back up onto the wire.

Despite the falling challenge, he finished the stunt.

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