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Man survives plunge over Niagara Falls

Parks Police rushed to the rescue
NIAGARA FALLS, ONT (WIVB) - A man has survived a plunge over Niagara Falls.

Parks Police rushed to the rescue after it happened Wednesday afternoon at the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Only three people have survived that kind of Niagara plunge in history.

Ruedi Hafen of Niagara Helicopters spoke to News 4.

Man jumps into Niagara River, goes over Horseshoe Falls, survives
By Aaron Besecker
News Niagara Bureau

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — A man who jumped into the upper rapids on the Canadian side of the Niagara River and then fell over the Horseshoe Falls was rescued this afternoon after spending more than 40 minutes in frigid waters below the falls.

The man, who suffered a head injury and hypothermia, would not help emergency responders with his rescue but was saved when a firefighter using safety equipment swam out about 5

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Added: Mar-11-2009 Occurred On: Mar-11-2009
By: bellava
Tags: Man, survives, plunge, over, , Niagara, Falls
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (load item map)
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