From the Leavenworth Times:
Niagara Falls is world famous for romantic escapes and dare devil feats. Several people have gone over the falls in barrels surviving “certain death” while a few perished.
Nik Wallenda will walk across the falls in June 2012, the first to attempt this feat since “The Great Blondin” 150 years ago.
Wallenda, of the famous Flying Wallenda Family, will walk over this incredibly power waterfall on a two-inch steel cable. There are many who have fell over the falls without a barrel, only a couple survived.
The danger of this stretch is millions of gallons of water falling down a big cliff to create immense pressure that crashes bodies into large rocks and boulders. This dangerous fact is exactly what makes the Niagara River a fisherman’s paradise. The conditions are rough, but rewards are great in big lake trout and trophy small-mouth bass.