Amazing Niagara Falls “Miracle Jump” Anniversary Approaching

In the Spring of 2012, a deranged madman leapt from the ledge of Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls  to what onlookers thought was a certain death.  On that bizarre day, there were actually two stories about  waterfalls and miracles.

In the bizarre first incident, a man suspected of trying to kill himself by leapt into Niagara Falls and survived — although he suffered life-threatening injuries.

Niagara Falls visitors are encouraged not to get too close to ledge at the awesome, but dangerous Horseshoe Falls

Niagara Falls visitors are encouraged not to get too close to ledge at the awesome, but dangerous Horseshoe Falls

Witnesses said they saw the man scale a retaining wall above Horseshoe Falls — seen above — at about 10:20 a.m. on the fateful day. They said they saw him “deliberately jump into the river waters,” according to Niagara Parks Police Service.

Many people were in shock and there was little they could do.  The great Niagara Falls are a fearsome foe.  The deranged man surfaced in lower Niagara River basin. About two hours later, the Niagara Falls Fire Department rescued him from the rocky shoreline. He was taken by an air ambulance to a local hospital for treatment, and was said to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

According to the Associated Press, the man is only the third known person in history to have survived going over the falls without a safety device. The leap sent the man plummeting about 180 feet into the water, the AP said.

The Horseshoe Falls are 170 feet high and 2,200 feet wide in the area that Wallenda will tackle. Those particular falls are the largest — and many say the most spectacular — of the three cataracts that make up Niagara Falls.

Yes, there is a yet another – a second miracle story.  A day earlier, a 13-year-old boy was saved from the edge of a 270-foot waterfall northeast of Seattle, Wash.

The boy had been wading in a river when he lost his footing and was swept over a 10-foot waterfall. He managed to pull himself onto a narrow rock shelf before being swept over a second waterfall. And there he waited, nearly nine hours, until rescuers could get to him.

If that video doesn’t make you want to take extra safety precautions when near a waterfall, nothing will.  Would you like to learn more about the madcap attempts by Niagara Falls Daredevils over the years?

Click Here To See Some Truly Amazing And Bizarre Stories

Originally posted 2014-02-08 21:17:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter