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Man Survives Niagara Plunge

Yesterday, a tourist called authorities after spotting a man in his late 30s entering the water above Canadian Horseshoe Falls, one of Niagara's three main water falls. Miraculously, the man survived the plunge, and although rescue crews tried to help, he swam away from them toward the middle of the river. Finally, a private helicopter hovered over him and used the current created by the propeller to push him toward shore where emergency workers swam 60 yards into the river to haul him out. The man's clothing had been ripped off by the currents, and he was suffering from a head injury and hypothermia.