Some good news.: “He was a mere 1.5 metres from the brink of the falls.”
“He could have reached out and touched the brink of the falls with his hand,” said John Jacoby, battalion chief of the Niagara Falls Fire Department.
Maybe he was decided the time had come to move to Canada?
Some people this happens to are fools.
Some people are just plain crazy and do this on purpose.
Some people even survive to tell their story, including audio recordings from inside the barrel.
Over the last few years a number of people attempting to cross the border
from Canada have decided to swim across the river down stream from the falls. Unaware that the currents are incredibly strong and violent they are drawn underwater and drowned.