Niagara Falls survivor planning another stunt

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    A former Michigan man who lived to tell about a plunge over Niagara Falls said Monday he is planning another stunt.

    In an interview with Ann Arbor radio station WAAM, Kirk Jones said he wants to break the world's record for the longest free fall from an existing structure. Jones says the stunt would be done legally.

    "I'm going to try and break the world record for the tallest and longest free fall," Jones told the station.

    Jones joined a travelling circus a few months after his Oct. 20 plunge, for which is facing charges of mischief and illegally performing a stunt. He is the only person known to have survived the trip over Horseshoe Falls without a barrel, life jacket or other protective device.

    He wouldn't say what locations he was considering for the new stunt, but said he hopes to carry it out in the fall.

    According to Guinness World Records, the greatest height from which a stuntman has leaped in a free fall is 335 metres. The stunt was performed in 1979, Guinness says, by Dar Robinson from a ledge at the summit of the CN Tower in Toronto.

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2004/04/12/418328-ap.html
     
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  3. mikki

    mikki New Member

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    Hmmm...I remember when this guy went over the falls, he insisted that it was not a stunt and he was trying to kill himself. I guess he has now found his calling as a stuntman.
     
  4. nanandjim

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    Yeah, wasn't he trying to kill himself and he brought a friend along to videotape and/or witness it??? I guess this guy will keep it up until he does kill himself...Does he need the attention or money that badly???
     

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