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Japanese Exchange Student Swept Over Niagara Falls

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A Japanese exchange student is feared to be dead after being swept over Niagara Falls on Sunday night, according to authorities.
The young woman, in her 20s, was a student in Toronto, apparently climbed onto a pillar overlooking the Canadian side of the falls and slipped and fell.
She unfortunately fell into the Niagara River from 80ft up from the edge of the falls.
The Niagara Parks Police called the death as a tragic accident.
On Monday morning, the woman’s body had not been recovered or found. Officials say they were working closely with the Japanese consulate to notify her family of the tragic accident.
Niagara Parks Police Chief Doug Kane released a statement saying “The public is reminded that climbing over this wall is clearly dangerous and is prohibited by the Niagara Parks Act and its regulations.”
“Millions of visitors have viewed the scenic Niagara falls and the Niagara River gorge while respecting the safety wall without incident.”
The accident, which occurred about 5:30 local time on Sunday at Table Rock near the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, was captured on surveillance cameras.
According to multiple sources the woman, who was visiting a friend, had been taking a photograph, then climbed on to a pillar holding an umbrella before standing up for a clearer view.
She lost her footing as she tried to climb down from a block pillar and tumbled into the fast-moving river.
While the woman’s body had yet to be found on Monday, searchers did turn up an unidentified male body at the base of the falls.

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