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Dare-devil Cochrane completed first of 81 Skywalks in Canada

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Dare-devil Jay Cochrane walks a tightrope from the Skylon Tower to the Hilton over the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario July 6, 2012.

Welland Tribune reports: Despite the searing heat, wirewalker Jay Cochrane was the epitome of cool on Friday as he made the first of an estimated 81 death-defying walks between the Skylon Tower and Hilton Fallsview Hotel.
Dressed in a blue jumpsuit and a turtleneck, the 68-year-old Sudbury native started his 340-metre tightrope walk from the Skylon Tower shortly after 7 p.m. Friday. Approximately 30 minutes later, a smiling Cochrane, known as Canada's Prince of Air, arrived at the north tower of the hotel.
"Yes, it was difficult but if it was easy everyone would do it," Cochrane joked after his historic walk. Continue reading the full story.


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