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Gunnarson Spending Two Days Buried Underground

October 30, 2010 9:18 AM | Videos

Winnipeg escape artist Dean Gunnarson is attempting to cheat death this weekend, by being buried alive six feet underground at the Golf Dome.


Gunnarson was lowered into his grave after being placed in a steel coffin Friday evening in front of fans and family.

The daredevil has no food or water for two days and nights, and will begin his escape at 1:26 p.m. on Sunday, October 31 — the same time and day Harry Houdini died in 1926. But don’t worry too much … fresh air is being pumped into the coffin.

During an interview Friday with ChrisD.ca, Gunnarson said he hadn’t eaten anything for the last three days and would be looking forward to a juicy meal when he emerges on Sunday.

Spectators can monitor his progress inside the coffin on large screens set up outside the Golf Dome on Wilkes Avenue all weekend. There will also be Halloween activities for the kids to coincide with the stunt.

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