Police suspect Niagara Falls daredevil might have died in plunge with snake

Police suspect Niagara Falls daredevil might have died in plunge with snake

The late Niagara Falls daredevil Kirk Jones may have brought a boa constrictor along on his ill-fated attempt to go over the falls in an inflatable ball. The headline read: "Believe in the Impossible Kirk Jones and Misty Conquer Niagara Falls NY 2017".

Cops recovered the orb spinning in the water with its entry hatch open the day of Jones' death, but didn't find his body until June 2 - floating near the mouth of Lake Ontario and the Niagara River. The snake hasn't been found. Exotic-pet experts told police it wouldn't have survived the cold water.

Cops did recover a drone that Jones planned to use via a controller on his wrist, but the footage only shows rapids for a few minutes before crashing, the Gazette reports. That led to the discovery of the website: www.kirkjonesniagarafallsdaredevil.com.

"We were looking for him and a 7-foot boa constrictor", Park Police Detective Sgt. Brian Nisbet said.

In 2003, Kirk Jones became the first person to go over the Horseshoe Falls unaided and survive without any sort of flotation device.

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The feat brought fleeting fame for the then-unemployed salesman.

Police listed his most recent address as Spring Hill, Florida.

Although such stunts are illegal, several daredevils have survived trips over Niagara Falls in various contraptions, beginning with Annie Edison Taylor, who rode over in an oak barrel in 1901.

A MI man who found himself in the spotlight for surviving a plunge over Niagara Falls in 2003 was found dead after he went over again.

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