Magician David Blaine hangs from a parachute under a cluster of balloons while performing his “Ascension” stunt in Page, Arizona, on Wednesday. Photo: David Blaine handout via ReutersMagician David Blaine hangs from a parachute under a cluster of balloons while performing his “Ascension” stunt in Page, Arizona, on Wednesday. Photo: David Blaine handout via Reuters
Magician David Blaine hangs from a parachute under a cluster of balloons while performing his “Ascension” stunt in Page, Arizona, on Wednesday. Photo: David Blaine handout via Reuters

Magician David Blaine pulls off high-flying balloon ‘Ascension’ stunt

  • After reaching altitude of more than 7,000 metres, Blaine released himself from balloon cluster then opened parachute to return safely to ground
  • YouTube says live-streamed event drew record 770,000 viewers

Topic |   Fame and celebrity
Magician David Blaine hangs from a parachute under a cluster of balloons while performing his “Ascension” stunt in Page, Arizona, on Wednesday. Photo: David Blaine handout via ReutersMagician David Blaine hangs from a parachute under a cluster of balloons while performing his “Ascension” stunt in Page, Arizona, on Wednesday. Photo: David Blaine handout via Reuters
Magician David Blaine hangs from a parachute under a cluster of balloons while performing his “Ascension” stunt in Page, Arizona, on Wednesday. Photo: David Blaine handout via Reuters
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