When it comes to stunts, they sky is no limit for David Blaine.
The professional daredevil survived his wildest and craziest feat yet Wednesday afternoon.
The 47-year-old flew into the air strapped to 52 helium-filled weather balloons, which he released and then dropped himself from, flying back down to a desert in Arizona. Blaine’s “Ascension” project was live-streamed on YouTube. (You can recap the action in the video above.)
Though he told The Post he only expected to reach 18,000 feet, Blaine actually made it to 24,400 feet before taking the plunge.
In addition to potentially crashing into the ground, Blaine faced hypothermia and hypoxia, when oxygen becomes scarce.
Before he plunged, Blaine took deep breaths as safety men on the radio guided him: “He’s obviously coherent,” one man said as Blaine prepared to plunge, hooking himself up to oxygen.
“Ok David, so it’s gonna be on you,” they told the stuntman. Then, he released himself.
“Woooooo!” Blaine screamed as he fell. Looking like Superman, he shot through the sky. The camera capturing his view looked like what you would see out of an airplane.
At around 7,000 feet, he released his parachute and began to float.
When he finally reached the desert floor, he released a joyful “ah” and began to run, laugh and clap for himself. “Wow, that was awesome,” he screamed.
“That was great! Wow! You did it! You didn’t fall!,” his 9-year-old daughter Dessa told Blaine over the radio.
“This was all for you, I love you,” responded Blaine.
He ascended over the Arizona desert after his original plan — to soar across the Hudson River from New Jersey (where he grew up from age 9) to NYC (where he was born and lives) — was scrubbed due to expected winds that would make the flight too unpredictable.
Post-landing, Blaine got into a helicopter, looking as if nothing had happened. “That’s exactly what we rehearsed,” he told viewers.
“That was actually beautiful from top to bottom.”
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