Blaine unhappy with 'dive of death' stunt

Magician-daredevil David Blaine says he is unhappy with his latest stunt - hanging upside-down without a net high over New York’s Central Park for 60 hours.

The 35-year-old endurance artist said his grand finale of diving from a platform 44 feet to the ground while attached to a harness didn’t go according to plan.

He was supposed to jump and, at 10 feet, be swept away by a bunch of helium-filled balloons.

He said: “I had dreamed up the most amazing ending for a stunt ever.”

Instead, he dangled awkwardly for a moment before disappearing in an ascent into the night sky.

Blaine said ABC, which aired the event in a two-hour special, had encouraged him not to dive because of high winds.

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