A person who was swept over the biggest of the Niagara Falls was retrieved alive, discovered sitting on a rock in the river below with non-life threatening wounds, stated by a Canadian police.
At 4:00 am on Tuesday, Niagara Park police replied to a call about a person in crisis on the edge of Horseshoe Falls, a 57-meter (188-foot) drop.
When they arrived, the man climbed over a retaining wall into the river and was swept over the waterfall’s edge, the police said.
The man was found sitting on rocks after search of lower river w / non life threatening injuries.
The man, who was not identified, ended up on the falls Canadian side, straddling the U.S.-Canadian border.
The event marks the fourth time an adult is known to have survived without protection, according to local news reports.
In addition, in 1960, a seven-year-old boy went over Horseshoe Falls in only a life jacket after a boating accident, and was rescued from the roiling waters below by a life ring thrown from a tour boat.
Some also survived after going over the drops in barrels or with flotation machines, while others died in the effort.Share on