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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tourist nearly tumbles down Niagara Falls . . .

I was sent the following link the other day.

Tourist nearly tumbles down Niagara Falls to retrieve mysterious cellphone - Engadget

and was told that I'd find it funny . . . So I started to read.

Rescuers save tourist from icy fix at Niagara Falls

(February 12, 2007) — NIAGARA FALLS — A Polish tourist

Need I say more? But let us continue . . .

was rescued from an icy spot near the brink of Niagara Falls after he slid down a hill as he tried to retrieve a dropped cell phone.

Waldek Kubicki, 29, was pulled Saturday from Terrapin Point by state park police using ropes and a harness after being stranded on the iced-over rock formation for about 45 minutes.

"I didn't realize (how slick it was). I was just trying to pick up my phone and I slid down," said Kubicki, who was not harmed.

Kubicki estimated he slid 200 feet, to within 50 feet of the Falls.

Kubicki was with a friend making a one-day trip to Niagara Falls from Lancaster, Pa., where he is on a six-month visit, studying English.

Five officers took part in the rescue on Terrapin Point, a protrusion on the U.S. side of the Horseshoe Falls.

"He didn't understand the principles of rappelling," said Parks Police Sgt. Clyde W. Doty. "He kept going the wrong way and slipping."

Somethings in life never change . . . the Polish.

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