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FALLS, ONT., STUNTMAN FINED $4,000 IN PROVINCIAL COURT

John David Munday, a stuntman who was rescued from the Horseshoe Falls last summer as he tried to become the first person to go over the falls twice and live, was fined $4,000 Tuesday in Ontario Provincial Court.

Munday, a 53-year-old motor mechanic from Caistor Centre, Ont., successfully plunged over the falls in a specially designed barrel in October 1985, becoming the seventh person to survive the 173-foot drop.

He was rescued by constables in July and is the first falls daredevil to face charges under new laws that increase potential penalties to $10,000 from $500.

Munday pleaded guilty Tuesday to an unlawful stunting charge. A trespassing charge was dropped. He has 30 days to pay the fine.

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