Jesse Sharp

In an effort to advance his career in stunting 28 year old Jesse Sharp from Tennessee went over the Horseshoe Falls in a 36 lb. kayak on June 5, 1990. An avid kayaker Sharp was accompanied by a camera crew who had come to document his trip over the Falls. He refused to wear a helmet believing that it would block his face on film, and also refused to wear a life preserver because he thought that it would prevent him from surfacing should he be caught under the water. Sharp’s attempt to go over the Falls would end in disaster as he did not emerge from the deadly waters below. His body was never recovered.