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See inflatable ball Falls daredevil Kirk Jones may have used in fatal stunt

State Parks Police on Wednesday released a photograph of the inflatable plastic ball recovered below Niagara Falls that investigators believe daredevil Kirk R. Jones may have used in a fatal plunge over the falls.

The body of Jones, of Spring Hill, Fla., was recovered June 2 in Lake Ontario near Youngstown.

Jones, who survived a previous plunge over Niagara Falls in 2003, was believed to be in the Niagara Falls area on April 19.

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The ball was recovered below the falls by staff on a Maid of the Mist boat on April 19. Police patched holes in the ball with red masking tape in order to reinflate the ball, said Det. Sgt. Brian Nisbet.

Investigators said they don't have a complete picture of Jones' intentions or what actually took place.

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