Get a POV glimpse at rappelling 25 floors down Benson Tower

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WGNO) -- The Over the Edge event allows people to safely try -- what might otherwise appear to be -- a death-defying feat.  They can rappel down Benson Tower.

Special Olympics Louisiana organizes the event.  Participants agree to raise donations in exchange for the opportunity.

Professionals from area police departments and SWAT teams provide the training.

WGNO's Curt Sprang and Kenny Lopez gave it a whirl this year.  Click on the video above to get an idea of what it's like to be suspended by ropes 25 floors over the CBD.

Oh, and Kenny is a wild man.

 

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