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Blindfolded tightrope walker survives fall

July 8, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An acrobat in central China was walking a 2,200-foot tightrope backwards and blindfolded when he fell 132 feet.

Dawa Zi acrobat Aisikaier says he was feeling faint at that point in the walk, which had already taken about an hour. The man was not wearing a harness.

His only safety precaution was a pole to aid with balance. But the man, a 6th generation tightrope walker, was not seriously hurt.