Japanese Woman Swept Over Niagara Falls in Canada

By: AP
By: AP

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (AP) -- Authorities say a 19-year-old
Japanese woman studying in Canada is presumed to have drowned after being swept over Niagara Falls when she fell from a railing along
the Canadian side of the Niagara River.

Niagara Parks Police in Ontario say the student and a friend
were visiting the falls Sunday night when one of them climbed onto
a railing near the river's edge and sat on a block pillar, with her
legs straddling the railing.

Police say she stood up and apparently lost her footing, falling
into the river about 80 feet upstream from the brink of the falls.
Officials say the river's swift current swept her over the falls.
Police say foul play isn't suspected.

The remains of an unidentified male were recovered from the
whirlpool below the falls as investigators searched for the woman's
body Monday.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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