'Big Ed' Beckley says he won't jump Snake River Canyon
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A Texas daredevil says he is calling off his plans to attempt the jump over the Snake River Canyon in Idaho that Evel Knievel failed to complete 40 years ago.The Times-News reports
that "Big Ed" Beckley made the announcement on his website Saturday.
Despite spending $1.6 million on the project, Beckley has faced multiple challenges preparing for the jump near Twin Falls ever since he announced his plans nearly a year ago. Most recently, Fox Broadcasting opted out of the jump because of budget concerns and time restraints.
Beckley says he won't attempt the jump unless a network pays him several millions of dollars so he can recoup his costs.
Hollywood stuntman Eddie Braun's attorney says he will still jump the canyon Sept. 7.
Information from: The Times-News