Man swept over Niagara
Falls survives with non-life threatening injuries
POSTED 9:21 PM, JULY 9,
2019, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE WGN Channel 9
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A
man was injured Tuesday morning after being swept over one of the waterfalls
that makes up Niagara Falls, police said.
Police in Ontario,
Canada, were responding to a call of a man in crisis at Horseshoe Falls when
the man climbed over a retaining wall, Niagara Parks Police tweeted.
The man was swept over
the rim and fell 188 feet into the Lower Niagara River.
Officers found the man
sitting on some rocks near the water and he was taken to a hospital. His
injuries aren’t life-threatening, police said.
According to the Niagara
Parks website, the plunge pool is usually 100 feet deep. Horseshoe Falls is the
largest of the three waterfalls that form Niagara Falls.