People: Sep. 2, 1985

"It was like the best roller-coaster ride you had when you were a ten-year- old." So says Steven Trotter, 22, of his 176-ft. plunge over Niagara Falls last week. Lying inside two pickle barrels ringed with giant inflated inner tubes and layers of fiber glass, the part-time bartender from Barrington, R.I., is the seventh known person to go over the falls and survive. Trotter, who carried a two-way radio and two oxygen tanks in the event he ran into trouble at the bottom of the falls, says he took the plunge "to get recognition as a stunt man." As far as...

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