Escape Artist Death Dive Into The Ohio River Cancelled


Escape Artist Death Dive In The Ohio River Cancelled; Michael Griffin Escape Attempt Off.

America’s Escape Hero Michael Griffin was set to attempt escape from handcuffs, shackles and cinder block off pier Friday Oct 29 at noon has been derailed due to critical scheduling conflict even the Escape Artist can’t get out of. Griffin will escape back to Marietta in time for upcoming show Sat night Oct. 30 at Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, OH


MARIETTA, OH, October 28 / --  Michael Griffin, America’s Escape Hero, and History’s only 2 Time Winner of TV’s World Magic Awards for Best Escape Artist ( has run into something even he can’t get out of; the reality of reality TV.  The World’s most honored living Escape Artist was scheduled to attempt an underwater trick of releasing himself from handcuffs, chains and a heavy cement cinder block Friday Oct 29 at the public dock located at Front and Post street in downtown Marietta Ohio as part of a FREE sneak peek of his show Sat night Oct. 30 in the famous Lafayette hotel at 8:00PM. Instead Mr Griffin has to be in Chicago for a last minute inescapable matter pertaining to his reality TV show.

According to reps, this is unfortunate and a we do apologize for any inconvenience this may be to onlookers who were going to brave the cold to catch a glimpse of this dangerous escape attempt, Mr. Griffin’s hands are tied.  Griffin will be back in Marietta for the show Sat night as scheduled.

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 attempt and survive a 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. But the spectacular underwater escapes don’t end there! He has been shackled hand and foot with a 65-pound ball and chain wrapped tight around his neck and lowered headfirst by a crane to the bottom of a lagoon.

Griffin is the only escape artist granted permission to reenact Houdini’s 1912 death-defying underwater crate escape. He successfully escaped within 45 seconds after being bound, handcuffed and sealed inside Houdini’s 90 year-old original packing crate lowered into the depths of Florida’s hurricane-kissed Intercoastal waters…just 5 days before the 76th anniversary of Houdini’s death. And of course, Griffin put an additional spin on this by re-entering the crate again returning to the surface clutching the handcuffs taking the escape beyond the level of what Houdini did himself.  What’s the secret? It’s Griffin’s strong mind, conviction, heart and belief system setting apart this distinguished performer from all others. “I do not use drugs or alcohol. I never have and I never will. I simply do not believe in their illusion, nor the illusion of negative thinking which is the toughest strait jacket we will ever face; but, if you put your mind to it, and you believe in yourself, you will always escape”

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