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Karel Soucek
Birth: Apr. 19, 1947, Czech Republic
Death: Jan. 20, 1985
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Daredevil. On July 2, 1984, he made history when he went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Soucek's 2.7 meter long 1.5 diameter cylindrical shaped barrel with fibreglass mouldings at either end was insulated with liquid foam, and equipped with snorkel for breathing and 2 eye holes to look out. His trip took 3.2 seconds, but he became trapped in dangerous waters for 45 minutes. He was eventually rescued but received minor bruises, a chipped tooth, and an injury to his left arm. He was fined $500 for the stunt and released. (bio by: Peterborough "K") 
 
Burial:
Drummond Hill Cemetery
Niagara Falls
Niagara Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
 
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Record added: Mar 24, 2003
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