Daredevil to jump Snake River Canyon - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Daredevil to jump Snake River Canyon

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho - According to his spokesman, Robbie Knievel says he want to attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in southern Idaho.  Evel Knievel, Robbie's daredevil father, failed to clear the massive stunt jump in his attempt in 1974.

Jeff Lowe, Knievel's spokesman, says Robbie will be in Twin Falls on Monday to discuss the plan with city leaders and hopes to make the jump on July 4th, 2011.

Evel Knievel tried to jump the canyon in 1974 but failed when the parachute on his rocket-powered "Skycycle" deployed shortly after takeoff. 

According to Robbie Knievel's website plans have been underway to jump the canyon for some time and he had originally planned it for 2010.

Shawn BArigar, Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce President, has confirmed that city leaders and officials have been invited to attend a private meeting with Knievel.

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