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Bobby Leach, the second man to survive going over Niagara falls in a barrel, later died of injuries he sustained from slipping on an orange peel.

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Bobby Leach, 1st man to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1911. He later died after he slipped over an orange peel

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In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel. Fourteen years later, in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel and died.

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Bobby Leach's Awful Plunge Over Niagara Falls, 1911 Postcard

Bobby Leach's Awful Plunge Over Niagara Falls, 1911 Postcard