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Five injured in Circus Sarasota highwire fall

Five injured in Circus Sarasota highwire fall

Five circus performers under the direction of world famous high-wire performer Nik Wallenda were injured Wednesday when they fell 25 feet to the ground during a practice session in Sarasota, Florida.

Circus Sarasota co-founder and director Pedro Reis also highlighted the "new tricks in the routine" by simply saying "it will leave people breathless". The performers were practicing a "human pyramid" act when they lost their balance.

Sarasota County fire Chief Michael Regnier said one patient was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, which has a trauma center, and another performer was taken to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, also in Bradenton.

"I will tell you that the show must go on".

Wallenda, the self-proclaimed "King of the High Wire", is part of the seventh generation of the famed Flying Wallenda family of acrobats.

The accident happened around 12:43 p.m.

"We had a awful accident here today", Reis said.

"We will go to Plan B, obviously, and come up with a finish", he said.

Another member of the Wallenda family, Rick Wallenda, is scheduled to perform a high-wire walk for charity on Saturday at St. Petersburg's Sundial this weekend. "He was the anchor at the back of the pyramid".

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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