The last person to survive a trip over the falls was a 40 year old Canton Michigan man named Kirk Jones. On October 20th, 2003 Jones was spotted in the water by tourists near the brink of the falls clad only in street clothes.
Seconds later he was last seen going over the falls to the horror of onlookers. Moments later he was rescued near the shore of the Journey Behind the Falls attraction.. He had survived the plunge over the falls with only minor bruising!
Although initially it was believed that Mr. Jones had attempted to take his own life, his story would change somewhat over the years. In late 2003 Mr. Jones was fined $4,500.00 for being convicted of mischief and performing an illegal stunt.