- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 12, 2009

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO (AP) - Police say a man who survived a plunge over Niagara Falls then fought off rescue attempts is a 30-year-old Canadian who was suicidal.

Niagara Parks Police Sgt. Chris Gallagher says the man who allowed himself to be swept over the Horseshoe Falls Wednesday was in stable condition Thursday at a hospital in Ontario. The western Ontario resident is expected to make a full recovery.

Police are not releasing his name or discussing his reasons for jumping into the Niagara River.

He is only the third person known to have survived going over Niagara Falls without protection. The last was Kirk Jones in 2003.

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