Limerick magician’s amazing river escape

Owen Hickey

Reporter:

Owen Hickey

LIMERICK magician Steve Spade completed a death defying stunt on Saturday in the Abbey River.

LIMERICK magician Steve Spade completed a death defying stunt on Saturday in the Abbey River.

Steve was bound in 30ft of solid steel chain with four pad locks and imprisioned within a reinforced wooden box, before he was dropped into the river and given seconds to escape.

He had been undergoing an intense training schedule for the past six months under the strict supervision of some of Limerick’s finest trainers.

Prior to the performance, Steve had been confident he could hold his breath for upwards of three minutes.

And he succeeded in holding his breath sufficiently to perform his daring escape routine before a large crowd of onlookers.

Limerick Search and Rescue were at hand on the day to offer assistance.

This is the next rung of the escapology ladder for Steve, having conquered numerous other feats of escoplogy.

These included a live straight jacket escape in the middle of the parade on St Patricks Day in Limerick this year and crushing none other than Harry Houdini’s record for the one hundred foot rope escape.

This stunt is part of Steve’s ‘13’ tour that’s currently touring around Ireland.

The tour is finishing on the September 2 in Dolans Warehouse.

Support on the night comes from Leading Armies who made the theme tune for Steve’s show ‘BleedingDeadlyMagic.’

Tickets are €10. For a night of mind blowing magic and exhiliarating entertainment, drop in to Dolan’s and see Steve in action.