Falls claims five daredevils

It was on this day in 2003 that Kirk Jones, 40, from Canton, Michigan, was charged with mischief and unlawfully performing a stunt after he survived a 150-foot plunge over the Canadian side of Niagara Falls without protection.

Jones claimed he was driven by depression, not a desire to become a daredevil.

Since 1901, 15 daredevils have taken the plunge in barrels or other devices, including a kayak and a personal watercraft. Of the 15 daredevils, 10 survived, including a seven-year-old boy who went over in 1960 wearing a lifejacket.

While there are no Canadian issued stamps or coins on the daredevils, there are certainly stamps and coins of the majestic Niagara Falls.


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