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6:51 PM, Jun 15, 2012   |    comments
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NIAGARA FALLS (AP) - A festive crowd has gathered at Niagara Falls as daredevil Nik Wallenda prepares for his historic tightrope walk above the brink of the falls.

Conditions appear good leading up to the nationally televised stunt scheduled for Friday night. When he leaves terra firm about 10:15, it should be in the low 60s with winds under 10 mph from the east, roughly at his back.

Cars lined the road into Goat Island as people jockeyed for good spots to watch Wallenda's 1,800-foot walk on a 2-inch wire between the U.S. and Canada.

The seventh-generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas had long dreamed of pulling off the feat that had never been attempted.

An estimated 125,000 people were expected on the Canadian side and 4,000 on the American side.

The Associated Press

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