2nd Person Goes Over Niagara Falls

Authorities searching for the latest, the second in two days
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2012 2:55 PM CDT
2nd Person Goes Over Niagara Falls
In this April 11 photo, tourists take photographs at the American Falls in Niagara Falls, NY.   (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Yesterday, a man survived a drop over the Canadian Horseshoe section of Niagara Falls; today, another person has apparently plunged over the falls on the US side, reports the Buffalo News. The rocks on the American side make survival unlikely, "but we've got to keep looking," says a New York State Parks official. "We're trying to keep our eyes on the water now."

Authorities believe it was a suicide attempt. Meanwhile, officials says the 40-something man who went over the falls yesterday is likely to survive a collapsed lung and other injuries. (Click to read about a tightrope walker who plans to cross the falls next month.)

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