Chinese acrobat Aisikaier about to lose his balance
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Chinese Dawa Zi acrobat 'survives high wire fall'

8 July 2012 Last updated at 10:05 BST

A Chinese Dawa Zi acrobat escaped with minor injuries after falling off a high wire 200 metres above ground, according to China state television channel CCTV.

Aisikaier was apparently attempting to walk backwards across a ravine in Hunan Province, wearing a blindfold, when he lost his balance.

He was reportedly just 40 metres near the end of the 700 metre walk, when he lost his footing and fell.

Aisikaier, who is a traditional sixth-generation performer, is said to have escaped with only minor injuries, and was later shown walking back up the ravine.