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David Blaine floats over desert with helium balloons in latest stunt

The stunt was reminiscent of a scene in the film Up.

Screenshot 2020-09-03 at 08.41.00 David Blaine / YouTube David Blaine / YouTube / YouTube

AMERICAN ILLUSIONIST AND extreme performer David Blaine sent himself flying above the Arizona desert using helium balloons for his latest stunt, Ascension.

The 47-year-old was waved off by his daughter, Dessa, as he ascended from an airstrip in Page in scenes reminiscent of the 2009 Disney Pixar film Up.

Helium balloons lifted Blaine into the sky, while small weights were shed to take him higher.

David Blaine / YouTube

“It’s like magic, it feels like I’m floating in the air,” he said.

Blaine ascended to almost 25,000ft (7,620m) before releasing himself and then deploying a parachute.

“That was awesome!” he stated as he landed back in the desert.

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