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David Blaine 'takes flight holding onto 52 BALLOONS and streams it to the world' as part of Ascension stunt

ILLUSIONIST David Blaine parachuted towards the ground after releasing himself from a bunch of 52 helium balloons today.

On Wednesday, Blaine returned to solid ground in the Arizona desert after his impressive stunt was a success.


Blaine was strapped in with a harness as he clutched 52 helium-filled balloons and reached his projected altitude of 18,000 feet today.

"David Blaine is now clear of the balloons and on his way back to ground," Flight Radar 24 announced.

"His team will release ballast and vent helium to bring the balloon bunch back down for recovery."

Blaine didn't even put his parachute on until he was approximately halfway up in his death-defying ascent.

The stunt was streamed exclusively on YouTube after the streaming giant funded his latest daredevil act.


When the famed illusionist got to 23,000 feet up, he pulled a cord and dove to the ground in an impressive skydive.

Blaine pulled his parachute and literally hit the ground running to a lot of cheering.

Reports indicate his young daughter welcomed his back, saying "You did it!"


Blaine's Ascension stunt was supposed to take place in New York City.

However, it was moved to the AZ desert.

The well-known stuntman was seen practicing for his monumental dare in Fresno recently.

Two days ago, he spoke about the project in an Instagram video.

"#DavidBlaineAscension is Sept 2nd," he wrote in the caption. "It is looking great so I'm hoping to be able to push this beyond anything that I've ever done before.

"Set a reminder to be the first to know when I ascend."



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