Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WKBW) – Three men said if daredevil Nik Wallenda can perform a stunt across the falls, they should be able to as well. Park authorities said not so fast.
Peter Debernardi, 65, Dave Munday, 75, and Scott Trotter, 49, all said they will plunge over the falls in barrels this year or next. If their names sound familiar, it is because they all have performed the stunt before, illegally. Trotter spent several days behind bars.
This time two of the men, Debernardi and Trotter, plan to ask for the Canadian Park’s permission to perform the stunt. Munday said he would do it with or without their blessing.
It is unlikely parks officials on either side will give an approval. They said Wallenda’s stunt is one of a kind and may not be redone.
“This is not a regular activity, and it's not something that we are going to be looking for more applications,” Niagara Parks Commission Chairwoman Janice Thompson said.
When contacted about these most recent stunts, Canadian Park officials told the Toronto Star they approved Wallenda’s stunt because he is a “skilled professional”. They went on to say they would not approve another stunt like this for 20 years.
Trotter said he is currently in the process of building a state of the art barrel to make the plunge. He is trying to secure a meeting with Canadian Park officials in hopes to change their minds.