That Time a Stuntman Went Over Niagara Falls on a Jet Ski and Died
We have to go back a couple decades for this one. Back in the fall of 1995, 39-year-old Robert Overacker organized a stunt to bring attention to the plight of the homeless which ultimately lead to his death.
The California stunt school graduate put his jet ski in the water at the top of Niagara Falls. The plan was for him to jump from the watercraft and deploy a parachute.
Overacker's chute failed to open and he fell over 180 feet to the waters below. Hitting the water at that height is like hitting cement.
Police say that Overacker had been planning the stunt for seven years, two prior times he had been talked out of it by his friends.
Read more about Overacker's demise at LA Times.