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    Niagara Falls couple may have captured Daredevil Kirk Jones final moments on camera

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo (includes video):

    There’s new information about the death of Niagara Falls Daredevil Kirk Jones. A couple living in Niagara Falls may have witnessed his final moments.

    Peggie and Ron Bastian were simply having coffee at home over looking the river, when they saw not one, but two men put an 8-foot inflatable ball into the rapids.

    They say, the men and the ball disappeared out of view for just a few moments behind a tree. They then saw just the ball floating downstream. That’s when Peggie captured a picture of the ball and posted it on Facebook.

    Man dies in Niagara Falls after surviving 2003 plunge

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    Speaking of daredevils and the risks they take…

    From Niagara This Week:

    A man who survived a plunge over Niagara Falls without protection in 2003 has died after he went over again, this time inside an inflatable ball.

    Police tell the Syracuse Post-Standard the body of 53-year-old Kirk R. Jones was found in the Niagara River by the U.S. Coast Guard on June 2.

    Detective Sgt. Brian Nisbet of the New York State Park Police says it’s the same man who became the first person to survive an unprotected plunge over the falls in October 2003.

    Nisbet says investigators believe Jones attempted to go over the falls inside a three-meter ball on April 19.

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