NIAGARA FALLS

, N.Y. (AP) – A man who survived a plunge over Niagara Falls without protection in 2003 has died after he went over again, this time inside an inflatable ball.  Police tell the Syracuse Post-Standard the body of 53-year-old Kirk R. Jones was found in the Niagara River by the U.S. Coast Guard on June 2.

Detective Sgt. Brian Nisbet of the New York State Park Police says it’s the same man who became the first person to survive an unprotected plunge over the falls in October 2003.  Nisbet says investigators believe Jones attempted to go over the falls inside a 10-foot ball on April 19. The empty ball was recovered by the Maid of the Mist tour boat.

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