Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WKBW) - Daredevil Nik Wallenda is cleared, set and ready to take the tightrope across Niagara Falls. He got permission from officials on both the American and Canadian sides of the Falls.
Now, other stuntman want a piece of the action . Peter Debernardi, 65, Dave Munday, 75 and Steve Trotter, 49, all said they want to go over the falls in a barrel. This would be both Debernardi and Munday's second trip. Trotter said this is third voyage over the gorge.
"For me going over the falls, sure I want to go over the falls. Have I got permission? No I have not," Trotter said.
Trotter even spent days behind bars for his barrel stunts back in the mid 80's, then again in the mid 90's, but he said he wants to try to go about doing the stunt legally.
"Without the permission, I don't think I'm going to go for it, but you never know with me. I want to try to do legit. I mean, I could bring a half a million people to the area. I would support anything they want me to do. I'd go by their rules," Trotter told Eyewitness News.
Debernardi and Trotter are going to Canadian Park officials, but sources say Munday may go over regardless of what the officials decide. In the meantime, Trotter is in the process of making a state-of-the-art barrel. He is setting up a meeting with officials as soon as possible, even though park officials said permission will most likely not be granted.
"No one has ever done it three times, and I want that last rush. It's like my retirement stunt. I'd love to go again but I want to go through the right channels and be polite about it, ya know," Trotter said.
Canadian officials said they allowed Wallenda's act because they said he is a "professional stuntman". They also said they are not going to allow another stunt for 20 years.
"The Niagara Parks are standing firm on their decision to only allow this once in a generation. Some people have put applications in and we have given them back," Parks Commissioner Janice Thomson said