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  1. pbfoot

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    Lots do it but few survive and thats one hell of a job flying the helicopter a few hundred metres further and he would have been caught in a 30km current with class 5 to 6 rapids

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – A man survived a plunge over Niagara Falls today and was in hospital with hypothermia and a head injury after a dramatic river rescue.

    A tourist called police at about 2:15 p.m. to say he saw a man climb over the retaining wall above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, said Sgt. Chris Gallagher of Niagara Parks police.

    "The male was observed going down to the water's edge and jumping in of his own accord into the river above the falls," Gallagher said.

    The man was swept over the falls and plunged almost 60 metres into the Niagara River below. Police spotted him floating about 300 metres from the base of the falls in front of a power plant, Gallagher said.

    Officers yelled at him to swim to shore, but he wouldn't comply. A helicopter from a private firm was sent to retrieve the man but was unsuccessful. However, the chopper hovered above the man, using the force from its rotor blades to create a current that pushed him toward shore, Gallagher said.

    Police would not identify the man, but said he appeared to be between 35 and 40 years old.

    Once the man was close to shore, the fire department's river rescue unit pulled him out.

    "He was suffering from severe hypothermia at the time and there was a large head wound to the top of his forehead," Gallagher said.

    Police did not have any further information on the man's condition but said he was taken to hospital.

    Although the man was rescued naked from the river, witness reports indicate he was fully clothed when he climbed over the wall, Gallagher said, adding it's not unusual for clothing to be ripped off by strong currents.
    a small vid from local paper

    Niagara Falls Review - Ontario, CA
    Niagara Falls Review - Ontario, CA
     
  2. Aaron Brooks Wolters

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    Why anyone would do that is beyond me.
     
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    I think the idiot has a death wish. However, his name will be added to the
    very few that have survived the trip. It ain't worth it !!

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    Some people are just dumb. Others are just lucky. For him, it is was both and not his time. I hope he gets the mental health care he needs so he can tell others how DUMB LUCKY he was today.

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    Yep, that is a worst nightmare. Comitting to kill yourself and surviving.
     
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    ...just shaking my head and thinking ....WTF?

    maybe he dropped his brain and went after it!?
     
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    If he did drop his brain, it must have been a small splash!

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    Guess it floated too, probably hollow with no density.
     
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    Now that is a very funny reply!!!!!

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    Thanks Bill, I try.:D
     
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    they havent locked them all up (yet)
     
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    Surely this is a suicide attempt gone wrong. You must really suck at everything (life doesn't really fit here) when you fail to kill yourself...
     
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    if this was a suicide Fail
     
  16. Bernhart

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    Was a suicide attempt. He is/was an investment banker that lost alot of money of his own and others when markets crashed. He could not see any other way out....

    Doesn't make him stupid or a loser. The way the economy is going we are going to see alot more of this.

    People really don't understand how desperate some people get.
     
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