A 40-year old man jumped into the Niagara Falls and survived
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A 40-year old man jumped into the Niagara Falls and survived

Niagara Falls : NY : USA | May 21, 2012 at 7:06 PM PDT
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A man in his 40s performed an act of daredevilry by plunging into the Niagara Falls (a fall of 54-meters!!) without wearing any safety device. He has survived and becomes the third person to have done so as reported in The Australian dated the 22nd of May 2012.

As per the statements of the Niagara Park Police, witnesses saw the man climb over a railing above the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side and deliberately jump. This fall is the highest of the three falls.

He was later seen to come to surface in the lower Niagara Basin near the observation platform of Journey Behind the Falls.

The man was rescued after two hours and was flown by helicopter to hospital for treatment – he had suffered innumerable injuries on his body.

It seems he now becomes the third person to have done so - Annie Edison Taylor was the first person known to go over the falls in 1901 and survive and then there was a 30-year old Canadian who did so in March 2009.

There are reports of 17 others who have jumped into the Niagara Falls but they wore safety devices.

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