Man survives plunge over Niagara Falls waterfall

Elias Hubbard
July 11, 2019

A man is lucky to be alive after being swept over Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The Niagara Parks Police responded to Horseshoe Falls at approximately 4 a.m. Tuesday for reports of a male in crisis. This "may have tossed him over the rocks at the bottom of the falls", Michael Clarkson, author of 'The River of Lost Souls: What We Might Learn From Niagara Falls Suicides, ' told the newspaper.

Miraculously, during a search of the river, he was found sitting on rocks below the Journey Behind the Falls observation platform. He was subsequently taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to the police.

Niagara Falls is notoriously deadly, and has proven fatal to many who have tried to survive a plunge over the falls.

Horseshoe Falls, where he fell, is 167 feet high.

A man survived after being swept over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls' Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

Officials say the high-water level gave the man a better chance of missing boulders at the base of the falls.

Horseshoe Falls is the largest of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. The other two are American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Jones, whose body was found in Niagara River in 2017, is thought to have died after attempting to go over the falls again in an inflatable ball.

The incident marks the fourth time an adult is known to have survived going over without protection, according to local news accounts.

This story was reported from Los Angeles.

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