The Horseshoe Falls is the largest waterfall of Niagara Falls. For obvious reasons, the falls gets the name from its horseshoe shaped crest. The US/Canada border passes through the falls, but most of it is located in Ontario, Canada.
On May 31, 2011 Russian tourist Alex Fediakov was at the Niagara Falls with his wife, filming the plunging water, enjoying the cooling mist sprayed into his face when out of fucking nowhere, he noticed a body of a naked woman floating down the Niagara River straight into the falls. The video camera in his hand was filming so he put focus on the strange woman as she approached the roaring waterfall without any attempt to avoid being swollen by the water.
A witness told Reuters they saw the 51 year old Canadian woman enter the Niagara River further upstream. She was naked and allowed the running water to carry her where it would without any resistance. She did not struggle to stay alive, just let herself be carried to her death.
The Maid of the Mist tour boat (you can see it in the video) reached the suicidal woman and pulled her out. She was declared dead by a medic. The police said “there was no foul play and it does not appear to have been an accidental drowning.”
This is a very peculiar case of suicide. Normally you’d expect some hints of depression or sadness in a suicidal person, yet this woman was anything but. You’d almost think that she’d become one with the Earth and give herself up to her. She looked as peaceful as they get floating naked – the way she was birthed – into the eternal rainbow.