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.