Early Darwin Award Winner

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 14, 2014
     Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers | 1950s | Natural Wonders

William Hill wasn't just a one-off crackpot. I see the family history makes them out to be an established rescue operation for people caught in the Niagara River. I would nominate him for a Darwin, though.
Posted by KDP on 01/14/14 at 12:51 PM
This almost got to be the national sport for awhile. Someone did, finally, make it IIRC.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/14/14 at 01:25 PM
Sort of the mentality that goes along with swimming with alligators.
Posted by GatorGuy on 01/14/14 at 08:09 PM
They have a museum, or at least the info is part of one, about the many tries and failures as well as the few successes up there in Niagara, NY. Hubby and I have been there a couple of times over the years. It is a beautiful sight but definitely a power of nature that should be respected.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/14/14 at 08:09 PM
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