A Chinese Dawa Zi acrobat escaped with minor injuries after falling off a high wire 600 feet above the ground, according to China state television channel CCTV. Aisikaier was apparently attempting to walk backwards across a ravine in Hunan Province, wearing a blindfold, when he lost his balance. He had reportedly just 130 feet to go near the end of his nearly half-mile walk, when he lost his footing and fell. Aisikaier, who is a traditional sixth-generation performer, is said to have escaped with only minor injuries, and was later shown walking back up the ravine.
| July 10, 2012 at 3:40 a.m.