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Man survives plunge over Niagara Falls

Tries to swim away from rescuers after hitting icy water

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario - A man survived a 180-foot plunge over Niagara Falls on Wednesday and then resisted rescuers' efforts to pull him from the icy water, police said.

The man, believed to be in his late 30s, was semiconscious when he was rescued and was taken to a hospital in Niagara Falls, Canada. His condition was not immediately known.

Niagara Parks Police Chief Doug Kane said the man was suffering from hypothermia and a head injury. Police were unable to get any information from the man because of the effects of the near-freezing water.

Asked if the man was trying to kill himself, Kane said: "He voluntarily entered into the water and refused medical assistance at the bottom."

A witness called police telling them a man had jumped into the Horseshoe Falls on the Niagara's Canadian side. A short time later,

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