How far will you go to get the ultimate shot? A 19-year-old Japanese student fell 54 meters into the base of Niagara Falls. She climbed over the guard railing in hopes of getting that ultimate shot, a shot to remember. While she was trying to climb back over the railing she lost her balance and headed straight down into the turbulent waters of Niagara Falls losing her life and that final shot forever.
Niagara Falls is my hometown. Every year tourists flock to this area to watch the majesty that is Niagara. If going to the base of Niagara Falls is the adventure you are looking for then buy a ticket on The Maid of the Mist. There’s no need for a barrel, nor a seadoo, or guard rail jumping. There are activities that will take you there. Be smart, use your head. Stay inside the guard rails.
So sad. 😦
Whart gets me about this story and OUR hometown is this: dozens of people jump to their deaths every year and the city nad Niagara Parks Commission just sweeps it under the carpet.
They found the unidentified remains of a male while searching for this girls’s body. But does anybody care?
The citizens care, but the government and NPC is another story. I’ve always wondered why they have the guard railings so low, there is one point which is very popular to watch the falls and the railings come to waist level AND there the brink of the falls is only a few feet away.
A falls boy! Right on Hook!
Very sad. 😦
How far? Not that far!
Agreed, not enough people use common sense. We saw lots of people jumping the guard rails at the grand canyon last summer, gave me a heart attack just watching them. Stupid people.
Thanks for the comment tucker16! 🙂
oh no… that’s unfortunate…
Stupid people. That is all I have to say about things like this.
But then again…. when I was younger I once thought about what it might be like to so the jumping over the falls in a barrel.
For less than a second.
I agree Woman. Silly people doing silly things.
I’ve never thought about going over in a barrel, not for even a second.
I read about this today. Sad, but as you said use your head and thankfully the overwhelming majority of tourists do. When I went last year I forgot how close up you could get to the falls, there is already an amazing view unobstructed.