Italian tightrope walker inches his way over Tiber River

ROME – An Italian tightrope walker has inched his way across the Tiber River in Rome.

Andrea Loreni’s high-wire act drew gasps of pleasure from crowds seeing from down below on Sunday night.

A safety wire connected Loreni to the tightrope wire that stretched a hundred thirty five meters (450 toes) and was suspended twenty meters (66 ft) above the river near the Sant’Angelo Bridge.

Loreni informed The Associated Press after his daring stroll that wind, drizzling rain and “reflections on the water” created crossing tough and he’d felt the urge to stop part-way at a person point.

He said: “But, of course, you cannot. You have to adhere to by means of to your close and use your senses to guide you despite the fear.”

Loreni added: “It’s stunning.”