NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario — Canadian authorities said a man survived Tuesday morning after he was swept over Horseshoe Falls, the largest of three waterfalls collectively known as Niagara Falls.
Authorities were called around 4 a.m. Tuesday to respond to reports of a man "in crisis" at the brink of Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the border, officials with the Niagara Parks Police Service said in a news release.
Officials responding to the call saw the man get swept away after he climbed a retaining wall and jumped into the Niagara River, according to police and The Buffalo News.
Authorities found him during a search of a lower river, sitting on rocks below the Journey Behind the Falls observation platform, the News reported.
Police said the man was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.
According to officials, Horseshoe Falls drops about 188 feet into the Lower Niagara River, with a plunge pool beneath it about 100 feet deep.
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