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Wallendas among 5 tightrope walkers injured in fall

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Five circus performers were seriously injured in a fall Wednesday when a pyramid stunt involving famed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda went awry. The accident also involved several of his family members, but Nik Wallenda wasn’t among the injured, authorities said. “He caught himself,” said county spokeswoman Ashley Lusby. Eight performers were on the tightrope, practicing a pyramid stunt ahead of Friday’s opening of Circus Sarasota, when they lost their balance and most of them fell. Local media reports said Nik…

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