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SURVIVED. KIRK JONES, 40, unemployed clerk who deliberately plunged over Niagara Falls protected by nothing more than the street clothes and parka he was wearing; becoming the first human to survive the drop without a vessel or a safety device; in Niagara Falls, Canada. Jones clambered over a fence and calmly floated on his back toward the 53-m-high Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the cataract, then slipped over the precipice. His only injuries: a few bruised ribs. Jones, who had lost his job after his parents closed the family auto-equipment business, said he was suicidally depressed but his friends...

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