“As he adjusted his seating position on the railing, he lost his balance and fell backwards,” the Niagara Parks Police Service said in a press release. Rescuers were able to reach the child and stabilize him. He was originally considered with a life-threatening condition because he hit his head. It was airlifted to McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, and later the hospital changed his condition to serious but stable.
“The incident was along the retaining wall (parapet wall) paralleling the Niagara River Gorge (approx 500 meters north of the Horseshoe Falls) near the bottom of Murray Hill and the Niagara River Parkway within the parks,” the police detailed. The boy and his family was visiting from out of the country. He was on the Canadian side of the falls. Police are still investigating the incident. Similar and deadly accidents occurred in time at that place. Niagara Falls is famed for its beauty. It is visited early by dozens million. The Niagara Gorge Discovery Center showcases the natural and local history of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge.