michael griffin americas escape artist


Griffin insists he will not back down from this dare to death

Akron, OH- (June 28) Howard Stern couldn’t keep him prisoner on Americas Got Talent and now Americas Escape Artist Michael Griffin is “upping” the anty by going “down” shackled in dead bolt handcuffs, steel chains and heavy leg irons and thrown to the bottom of Akron Ohio’s Erie Canal at Lock 15 rain or shine June 30 during the annual Canal Days Duck Derby fundraiser.

The Dashing Death Defyer says Canal Lock 15 may end up being the first lock he can’t escape alive and that there will be emergency personnel on hand in case of an accident during his efforts of the great Houducki escape.

Don’t worry, the Cascade Park Locks Association is still bringing back the most popular features of the Canal Days festival, which raises funds for further restoration of the historic locks and park.  Artist stalls, food vendors, musicians and a kids’ crafts and play area will keep families entertained between duck races.  The completely restored Mustill store (circa 1820) offers children a history lesson the moment they step inside.

Duck Derbies will be ongoing throughout the festival that lasts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festival-goers may buy rubber ducks to race along the canal. One duck is $5; groups of five ducks are $20; ducks for the 50/50 raffle race are $10. Admission to Griffin’s magic show in the afternoon is free.  The ducks may be purchased in advance on www.cascadelocks.org or at the festival.

About Cascade Locks Park: Located just minutes north of downtown Akron. Parking is available at the Cascade Valley Trailhead, located on North Street just west of the intersection of North Howard and North Street. Nestled between locks 10-16 of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, it is the perfect place to enjoy nature without leaving the city. Cascade Locks Park has seen major changes and growth, and has been a catalyst in the redevelopment of the North Howard Street district.

About Michael Griffin Performing astonishing escapes and setting records around the World for over two decades, 2-time World Magic Award Winning Master of Escape, Michael Griffin is considered the Greatest Living Escape Artist. He is the ONLY escape artist to ever survive a hanging on the back of a horse with thirteen-knot Hangman’s Noose in 52 seconds! He has also escaped from a solid steel hermetically sealed airtight casket with a submarine style hatch locking the outside. Griffin has also escaped from handcuffs, ropes, locks, leg irons and chains from a maximum-security jail cell, the ice-covered Ohio River and from the silty bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Photos – media resources:   (https://picasaweb.google.com/112992716594413645936/MEDIARESOURCES?authkey=Gv1sRgCPTRm9LKycT6bA&feat=directlink)


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