Woman Swept Over Niagara Falls Presumed Dead

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BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 15 (UPI) — Authorities in Canada a search is under way for a young woman swept over Niagara Falls but she has been presumed drowned.

The Niagara Parks Police Service said the woman, in her 20s, was sitting on a railing at Table Rock, on the Canadian side, Sunday evening when she apparently lost her grip and fell over the railing into the fast moving current less than 20 yards upstream of the falls, The Buffalo (N.Y.) News reported

“It would appear that this is a tragic accident by misadventure, with fatal consequence,” Sgt. Alex Tacinelli of the park police service said in a statement.

Parks police officers, aided by several other agencies, searched the area above and below the falls but found no sign of the woman.

Police resumed the search for the woman, whose name has not been released, on Monday with the aid of an Erie County Sheriff’s helicopter.

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