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27/11/02
Blaine to do a Houdini in the Thames
- Magician's next scheme includes jump from Tower Bridge

DAVID BLAINE plans to carry out his next big stunt in London next May. The death-defying magician aims to escape unscathed after launching himself into the Thames while bound and chained.

"I hope lots of people come and watch," Blaine said. "I get a thrill out of it."

A big audience should be guaranteed given Blaine's fame and choice of venue - London's iconic Tower Bridge. Blaine's plan is to jump from into the Thames from the top of one of the bridge's famous towers, some 189 feet high.

Submerged with the aid of lead-filled boots, the 29 year-old New Yorker, will then have approximately seen minutes to free himself from handcuffs and ropes and swim to the surface.

Blaine believes this Harry Houdini-like stunt is his most dangerous yet, which is saying something considering previous efforts have included spending 60 hours inside a block of ice and jumping onto a pile of cardboard after standing on a tiny platform located 90 feet above a New York street for nearly two days.



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