Escape Artist Dean Gunnarson to Be Dropped in Shark-Infested Waters

Escape Artist Dean Gunnarson to Be Dropped in Shark-Infested Waters

Dean Gunnarson
Dean Gunnarson

Winnipeg escape artist Dean Gunnarson will attempt to break free while locked inside a metal coffin today.

Gunnarson will be dropped into the ocean somewhere in the Bahamas, plunging into shark-infested waters to make his daring escape.

It’s a stunt he’s reattempting after he failed to pull it off in 1983. In front of 10,000 people in Winnipeg, Gunnarson was unable to escape from a wooden coffin in the icy Red River and needed to be rescued.

“I have a great safety crew here and my loving wife Donna for support. It will be without a doubt my biggest challenge of my career,” Gunnarson said of today’s stunt.

— Staff


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