In this column, Cecil says that Robert Overacker went over the falls on a jet ski and that the “rocket-assisted parachute deployed at brink of falls as planned, but wasn’t tethered to his back.”
But the official Niagara Falls Web site says that poor ol’ Bob “attempted to discharge a rocket propelled parachute that was on his back. It failed to discharge.”
I wonder who’s right.
Also, when I read about Jessie Sharp in the list in Cecil’s column I assumed that his death was accidental. (Cecil’s info is brief, just that ol’ Jesse was in a kayak and that his body was never found.)
Well, my Web search on this guy revealed that he did it on purpose! He was an unemployed stuntman trying to advance his career.
Didn’t work … (Darwin wins again!)