Man in stable condition after Niagara Falls plunge
Niagara Falls emergency officials rescue a man who plunged over Niagara Falls and survived in an apparent suicide attempt, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP / Jared Fisk)
Published Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:37AM EDT
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - A man who plunged over Niagara Falls in an apparent suicide attempt is in stable condition at a Canada hospital.
The man is only the third person known to have lived after going over the falls without a safety device.
Witnesses told police they saw the man climb over a railing at the Horseshoe Falls on Monday morning and jump into the Niagara River. He surfaced in the river near an observation platform and made it to shore on his own.
Rescuers who were lowered to reach him have said he appeared to have chest injuries, including broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He was airlifted to Hamilton General Hospital, where a spokeswoman says he was in stable condition Tuesday morning.