Man swept over Niagara Falls survives with non-life threatening injuries

Posted at 9:04 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 21:04:07-04

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.

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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.