Woman swept over Niagara Falls
A Toronto woman was swept over Niagara Falls Sunday evening and is resumed dead.
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
August 15, 2011 02:13 pm EDT
Disaster And Accident, Accident, Human Interest, People, Human Mishap
A woman from Toronto is presumed dead after being swept over Niagara Falls Sunday evening.
Niagara Falls Police in Ontario reported that two female students in their 20s, from the Toronto area, were snapping photos on Sunday when one climbed over the railing near the river's edge around 8:30 p.m. and sat on a pillar. She apparently lost her footing, falling about 80 feet upstream from the brink of the falls Officials said the river's rapid current swept her over the falls.
The incident was captured by surveillance camera and no suspicious activity is suspected. Emergency crews surveyed the area for hours Sunday night, but could not find the victim. The search continued Monday.
The woman's name was not released until next of kin could be notified.
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