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    Looks like somebody went over Niagara Falls again


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    Re: Looks like somebody went over Niagara Falls again

    Get back to me when he does it like this.

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    Re: Looks like somebody went over Niagara Falls again

    Niagara Falls ! ! ! Slowly I turned. .



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    Re: Looks like somebody went over Niagara Falls again

    That's amazing....we were just there last Thursday and there was a lot of ice just past the bottom of the falls. Unless the ice broke up a lot since then, I would have thought that they would been sucked under the ice, or crushed by ice. They must have rescued them pretty quickly. It doesn't look very easy to rescue anyone there, except maybe by Helicopter. It was very windy (which I think is typical there), so even using a Helicopter seems pretty dangerous.

    I'm not sure why Gill stayed in Buffalo....the town is awful!



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    Re: Looks like somebody went over Niagara Falls again

    Did he have his passport?



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    Re: Looks like somebody went over Niagara Falls again

    Looks like a helicopter was involved in the rescue, but not like I was expecting.

    The Canadian Press: Reports: Person survives plunge over Niagara Falls



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    Re: Looks like somebody went over Niagara Falls again

    People who are stupid enough to do this are either rescued by helicopter or are lucky enough to get to shore from the current.

    They are, generally, greeted by law enforcement, as it is a crime to go over the Falls (IIRC, the charge is stunting, a $50 fine).

    I remember in the 1980's that a stuntman contructed a special container, and then called the media to film him going over the Falls. Police met him at the bottom after his trip, charged him, and he went to court. Ended up paying his fine, but I want to say he may have initially pled not guilty. He was a stuntman trying to make a name for himself.



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    Re: Looks like somebody went over Niagara Falls again

    Quote Originally Posted by fccy View Post
    People who are stupid enough to do this are either rescued by helicopter or are lucky enough to get to shore from the current.

    They are, generally, greeted by law enforcement, as it is a crime to go over the Falls (IIRC, the charge is stunting, a $50 fine).

    I remember in the 1980's that a stuntman contructed a special container, and then called the media to film him going over the Falls. Police met him at the bottom after his trip, charged him, and he went to court. Ended up paying his fine, but I want to say he may have initially pled not guilty. He was a stuntman trying to make a name for himself.
    So what was his name?



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    Re: Looks like somebody went over Niagara Falls again

    I can't remember his name. I just did a quick look at the Buffalo News archives and they don't go back that far. I want to say the person was of Polish decent (I am sure it was a foreign-sounding name), and was using the stunt to break into the business.



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    Re: Looks like somebody went over Niagara Falls again

    Found it. Karel Soucek. Also found why I don't remember hearing about him again.

    Daredevils of Niagara Falls

    Also glad to see I was misremembering the fine amount.



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    Re: Looks like somebody went over Niagara Falls again

    Those fools do that all the time up here, man. I can't believe it made the news.



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    Re: Looks like somebody went over Niagara Falls again

    Quote Originally Posted by LoyalSon21 View Post
    Those fools do that all the time up here, man. I can't believe it made the news.
    Well apparently they don't survive afterward than



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