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Stuntmen abandon rope walk

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Two stuntmen were forced to abandon their tight-rope walk due to windy weather.

The pair were attempting to climb a cable suspended 500m above the ground in China.

The first high-wire artist had a painful fall and the second got oil from the cable on his shoes which made it too slippery to carry on.

Both did manage to make it back down to the ground safely.