Sunday, April 19, 2009

Man Survives Niagra Fall

From the vault:

A man survived a plunge over Horseshoe Falls on March 12th. He was pretty naked.

Eyewitnesses say they saw the man climb a wall, then leap. Moments later, he was seen clinging to a log. He swam away from rescuers, but was eventually pulled from the icy waters when a helicopter used its blades to blow him closer to shore. He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for hypothermia and a head wound. He was conscious but unable to speak and was listed in critical condition.

Few have ever survived the Falls. Authorities decreed it illegal, as there was a time in which many tried. In 2003, an American tourist survived a leap he later explained as "a spur of the moment act."

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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