Oh, what a lucky man he was.

Say you’re … OK, say you’re a man with some personal problems — a layoff, money, family splitting apart. What would you do about it? Job training, refinance your house, get therapy? No?

Oh, so you’d go over Niagara Falls just to see what would happen too, would you?

“The idea went into his head. He wanted to change the status quo. He was tired of inactivity, the recession and that kind of thing,” Ray Jones said. “Frankly, he had the idea he really could do it. He looked at the falls and said there was a way to go down there without getting hurt. I took it as just amusing. But, apparently, it did work. He discovered how to go over the falls and live, crazy as it may seem.”

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4 responses to “Oh, what a lucky man he was.”

  1. danno said on October 22, 2003 at 12:56 pm

    I actually thought about that once, upon hearing “W” won the election in FL!!!

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  2. Dick Walker said on October 22, 2003 at 1:04 pm

    Hydrotherapy, I’d call it.

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  3. Rick said on October 22, 2003 at 1:26 pm

    My guess: It was a suicide attempt. But since an admitted suicide attempt might subject him to involuntary hospitalization, he is now recharacterizing it as something else.

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  4. Nance said on October 22, 2003 at 1:34 pm

    I dunno about the suicide. The narrative and testimony of his family suggests he thought he’d live, and what do you know? He did.

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