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WARNING: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office releases video of 2017 high wire accident

Posted: 7:41 AM, Mar 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-22 11:41:48Z
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WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT

Guinness World Record holder Nik Wallenda and his troupe are known for their high wire acts without a safety net.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office just released video of Wallenda performers falling during a high wire accident two years ago.

Eight performers were practicing a human pyramid act on a high wire in February 2017 when one person lost their balance.

Five of them fell more than 20 feet to the ground, while three, including Wallenda, were able to hang on.

The performers who fell had numerous broken bones, but were all expected to make a full recovery.

Doctors said the performers are lucky to be alive considering how far they fell.

WPTV and CNN Newsource contributed to this report.