"I want to wish Erendira luck and the blessings of the Creator for a safe return", Seneca said.
The stunt artist is hoping this performance inspires others to leave their comfort zones and reach new heights which many we spoke with say it has done but not to the exact level as Wallenda. "I would never do anything - I know this sounds silly - that I know would possibly hurt me".
"If a guy can do it, a girl can do it, too", Erendira said. "We just do it with a little more grace".More news: 9th Circuit Court Upholds freeze on Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0
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Wallenda had spent the past 15 minutes or so in the air, swaying in the wind on a lyra, the alloy hoop tied to the helicopter, as she performed her aerialist spectacle.
Taking off over the Horeshoe Falls at 8:35 a.m., Erendira Wallenda hung from the helicopter by clinging on to a customized mouthpiece attached to the bottom of the aircraft for 20 minutes. Onlookers were as impressed as they were anxious about the whole stunt, as he set a new record for the "iron-jaw hang".
"It felt awesome", she said after landing back on solid ground. It's about inspiring everyone who's fearless enough to watch.
About 200 people watched on shore at Niagara Falls State Park, many with cellphones aloft to capture photos and video of Wallenda, who appeared as a graceful silhouette against the clouds. "You could see she was making a few moves up there, definitely, changing positions, going horizontal, putting her legs out".
Erendira said she remembers wondering to herself five years ago watching her husband cross the falls what doing something similar would look and feel like.