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They should have let him go over The Falls. Now Canada has to keep him

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) – An apparent illegal immigrant was rescued from an ice floe about 1.5 kilometres upstream from Niagara Falls, authorities said.

    Guards from Ontario Power Generation said they heard the man screaming for help at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday near the company's water intakes near Chippawa, Ont.

    Peter Larsen, a control dam operator at the intakes, said if the man hadn't been discovered, "he would have gone through one of those gates and then very likely could have been swept over the falls."

    Rescuers in boats plucked the shivering man from the ice floe and got him ashore.

    Authorities said the unidentified 42-year-old man had an inflatable air mattress with him and was apparently trying to get to the United States. The ice chunk he was on apparently broke loose.

    The man was treated for mild hypothermia before being charged by Canadian immigration authorities.
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Sorry... big ol' ice chunk
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Yeah, ice floe. A chunk of ice.


    Boom will soon show up to rescue the seal. :)
  5. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    1.5 kilometers? [/damnUSstickingwithEnglishsystem]
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest


  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

  8. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Clearly, people will try anything to escape Canada. And who can blame them?

    When I was there a few weeks back -- I still feel squeamish -- I saw someone standing and pissing right near the entrance of a bar, ass facing the door.

    Which, while disgusting, isn't totally disturbing -- until realizing the pisser was a woman.

    Release the hounds in 3, 2, 1...
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    ...and Eddie
  10. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

  11. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    A more up to date version of this story. And it gets funnier.


    Aitor Artaraz More, a citizen of Spain, was found 1.5 kilometres upstream from the Horseshow Falls early Saturday by Niagara Falls fire services.

    Earlier that day, More had gone to a Zeller's store in Fort Eerie to purchase the air mattress, which he intended to use to cross the Niagara River to the U.S

    Yup, an air mattress from Zeller's will do the trick.

    More was deported from the United States on two occasions — once in July 2000 and another time in March 2001.The reasons are not clear.

    His ex-wife and two daughters, 13 and 17, still live in northern Virginia, immigration authorities say
  12. Horseshow Falls?
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