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In a rare incident, humans survive the dive over the Niagara Falls

The incident marks the fourth time it is known that an adult survived without protection, according to local news accounts.

AFP

updated:July 11, 2019, 9:17 AM IST

In a rare incident, humans survive the dive over the Niagara Falls
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Montreal: A man who was swept over the largest of the Niagara Falls was found alive and found sitting on a rock in the river below with non-life threatening injuries, the Canadian police said Wednesday.

Niagara Park police responded Tuesday at 4:00 AM Tuesday to a "man in crisis" on the edge of Horseshoe Falls, a 57-meter dive.

When they arrived, the man climbed over a retaining wall into the river and was thrown over the edge of the waterfall, police said.

"Man was found on rocks after searching the lower river with non-life-threatening injuries," the police report said.

The man, who was not identified, landed on the Canadian side of the falls, which stretch across the American-Canadian border.

The incident marks the fourth time it is known that an adult survived without protection, according to local news accounts.

In addition, in 1960, a seven-year-old boy went over Horseshoe Falls in just a lifejacket after a boat accident, and was rescued from the swirling water below by a life ring thrown from a tour boat.

Some have also survived after crossing the waterfalls in tons or with flotation devices, while others have died in an attempt.

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