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CFTO TV News Beat Today


22 August,1997

Location: Ontario Place, 2000 feet in the air

CFTO TV News Beat Today

Anchor: Kate Wheeler:

Reporter: Alisa Kay

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Lane Fraser: Hanging out over the lake. That’s Ivan Kristoff of the Canadian Rescue Emergency Service Team. Tomorrow he will be setting a world record at the CNE. He will rappell from a helicopter 2000 feet in the air. Ivan is an old hand at this stuff and occasionally flips feet up, just to relieve the boredom. He carries his own weight of rope as he dangles to provide a route to the ground. Ivan and his team are the top high rise rescue technicians in the country. and they will be performing at the EX tomorrow at 1 o’clock.

Kate Wheeler: Live now to the CNE, where an exiting dare devil record was set today. Hello, Alisha Key

Alisa Kay: It’s Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Appreciation Day here, at the EX, and that means they are honoring all those who serve and protect. Our coverage begins with the exclusive footage of a death defying stunt over the Lake Ontario.

Kate Wheeler: That’s 29 year old Ivan Kristoff, risking his life, dangling from a helicopter over Lake Ontario. Kristoff, who is the founder of the Canadian Rescue Emergency Service Team tells CFTO News, he broke a word record by ascending and rappelling a 350 feet up a rope supported only by a helicopter. Of course, Kristoff had lots of help standing by, should anything go wrong. Hundreds of Police officers Fire Fighters, Correctional Service staff and Ambulance and Military Personal gathered at CNE for the first time ever Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Appreciation Day.