One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies after apparent repeat stunt

Kirk Jones, who survived historic Niagara Falls plunge, dies in return 14 years later

It eventually went over the falls and was recovered by a Maid of the Mist boat.

Hundreds of onlookers stood by in shock as the 36-year-old mother-of-three hung by her teeth, with the use of a mouth guard, and performed a number of poses including handstands and splits. He said he wanted to commit suicide but because he'd survived the fall, it made him realize that he wanted to go on and live. Why, for example, would you choose a South African cabernet sauvignon over one made in Argentina, or Australia, or the United States, to say nothing of Italy or France?

Only a few dozen people viewed the stunt from the ground on the American side of the falls, compared to the tens of thousands who gathered on the USA and Canadian sides for Nik Wallenda's televised high-wire walk over Niagara Falls.

Kirk Jones was draped in a blanket and taken into police custody after his death-defying stunt 14 years ago.

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At the time, his family said Jones plunged into the water as a daredevil stunt, but he claimed he had been trying to kill himself.

County and city officials who helped finance the stunt hope people watching news coverage will feel the same pull.

He suffered broken ribs and a bruised spine in the 180-foot fall into the Horseshoe Falls that straddle the U.S. "I ask that no one ever try such a awful stunt again".

"I just had to put myself back to my backyard training and I felt good enough that I was able to hang by my teeth a second time", she said in a press conference to reporters.

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In the interim, he said, he hoped more people would come visit the area as a result of the publicity afforded his wife's stunt. He felt an "unbelievable" pressure on his head, he said in the TV interview.

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Since Jones' plunge only 3 others have survived the drop.

The BBC reported that Jones was living in Canton, Michigan, at the time of the first stunt, but his most recent address was Spring Hill, Florida.

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