Survived a jump into Niagara falls, the American tried again and died
American kirk Jones (Kirk Jones) died after jumping into Niagara falls in a zorb (transparent inflatable balloon filled with air). His body was found June 2 in the Niagara river. According to the representative of local police, this is the second attempt of the man. The first time he did the same in 2003.
The man’s body was found June 2 in the Niagara river, about 19 kilometers from the waterfall. It is noted that police noticed a ball with a diameter of about three meters, flying down the Niagara falls, April 19. Later it was discovered the boat Maid of the Mist, which takes tourists on a tour to the natural attractions. Inside finds nobody.
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According to the representative of local police, this is the second attempt by Jones to jump into Niagara falls. For the first time he did it in 2003. Then jump without a net and special equipment to succeed, and the man survived. To take this step he was pushed depression.
It was noted that after the jump Jones, who was in a state of alcoholic intoxication was detained by police. As reported by NBC News, the man was fined 2.2 thousand dollars and banned him within a year to appear on the grounds of the Niagara parks.
Niagara falls is quite a popular spot for suicides. Documented at least three cases, when people jumped into it, he survived. The first was Jones. After that they managed to survive three more people jumped into the falls in 2009 and 2012.