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WATCH: David Blaine ascends more than 20K feet on balloons in 'Ascension' stunt

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 12:15:00-04

PAGE, AZ — Illusionist David Blaine took to Arizona's skies on Wednesday to ascend nearly 25,000 feet on bunch of balloons in his latest stunt.

He ascended to about the 25K feet mark over the course of about an hour before cutting loose from the balloons and parachuting safely to the ground.

He was in contact with a team of experts and engineers the entire time, as well as his daughter who was cheering him on.

He reportedly had to complete several different training elements before the stunt, which is touted to be his "biggest live performance yet."

According to his website, the stunt was inspired by a childhood memory of his.

It was supposed to take place over New York City, but Blaine recently posted that it would instead take place in Arizona.

You can see the entire stunt below, which start at about the 2 hour and 3 minute mark:

This story was originally published by Ashley Loose on KNXV in Phoenix.