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Steve Trotter (born November 13, 1962 in Providence, Rhode Island is a thrillseeker who is the youngest person to ever have gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel. He is also one of only a few to have gone over Niagara Falls twice in a barrel. He is also known for having performed
other illegal stunts.
He would attempt to make his first journey over Niagara Falls. He was ready to get in the water in the back of the truck with the barrel breathing on his regulator when the police showed up, foiling his first attempt. He was escorted by Canadian authorities with his barrel back to the US border and released.
1985 - Successful journey over Niagara Falls
On August 18, 1985, Trotter began his solo journey from a location just upstream from the Horseshoe Falls. A short time later, Trotter went over the crest of the falls, falling to the water below. Steven Trotter survived the plunge uninjured. He became the youngest person to ever survive this stunt (age 22) and the first American in 25 years to go over the Falls in a barrel. He used two
pickle barrels placed end-to-end. The exterior was reinforced with layers of fiberglass, balsa wood for flotation, and covered with truck tire inner tubes for shock absorption. Trotter was strapped into an automotive racing harness, and equipped with flashlights, lifejacket, two-way radio, and oxygen tanks. The ends of the barrel were sealed with submarine-style twist caps.
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