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Japan Student Swept Over Canadian Niagara Falls (15 August 2011)

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An exchange student from Japan is presumed dead after being swept over Niagara Falls on Sunday night, authorities say.

The woman, in her 20s, who was studying in Toronto, climbed on to a pillar overlooking the Canadian side of the falls and slipped over, police said.

She then fell into the Niagara River about 80ft (24m) up from the edge of the falls and was swept over.

The Niagara Parks Police described the death as a tragic accident.

As of Monday morning, the woman's body had not been recovered. Officials said they were working with the Japanese consulate to notify her family.

"The public is reminded that climbing over this wall is clearly dangerous and is prohibited by the Niagara Parks Act and its regulations," Niagara Parks Police Chief Doug Kane warned.

"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 20:30 local time (00:30 GMT) on Sunday at Table Rock near the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, was captured on CCTV.

The woman, who was visiting with a friend, had been taking a photograph, then climbed on to a pillar holding an umbrella before standing up for a clearer view, police said.

She lost her footing as she tried to climb down from a block pillar and tumbled into the fast-moving river, police said.

Earlier reports said only that the woman was visiting from Toronto but did not specify she was Japanese.

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.

Local authorities were working to identify that corpse, police said.

Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14534611


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Woman's body found in Niagara River; not known if it's that of Japanese student
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New York State Parks Police say the body of a woman has been recovered from the Niagara River below Niagara Falls.

A statement says police were called after a Cave of the Winds employee spotted a body in the river near the attraction on Thursday morning.

A police spokeswoman says the body has been sent for autopsy and identification, but investigators don't yet know if it's that of a Japanese student who was swept over the waterfall.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2133916/


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n a press release issued Friday from the Niagara Parks Police Service, police confirm the identity of human remains "are those of the young woman who was reported falling into the water of the Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the border."

Ayano Tokumasu, a 20-year-old Japanese student studying in Toronto, fell over the railing on Sunday, Aug. 14. She was trying to snap a photo at the time.

Niagara Parks Police said they have notified next-of-kin, but they will not be releasing the identity of the body.
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Re: Japan Student Swept Over Canadian Niagara Falls (15 August 2011)

Yeah she's bound to be dead

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Re: Japan Student Swept Over Canadian Niagara Falls (15 August 2011)

LOL WOT??

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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.

2 for the price of 1

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Re: Japan Student Swept Over Canadian Niagara Falls (15 August 2011)

they sure it wasn't suicide? Japanese people commit it at the drop of a hat.....so I hear.

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Re: Japan Student Swept Over Canadian Niagara Falls (15 August 2011)

One less moron on this planet consuming oxygen. I have yet to see a disagreement.

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Re: Japan Student Swept Over Canadian Niagara Falls (15 August 2011)

Wonder if her name was niagara

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Re: Japan Student Swept Over Canadian Niagara Falls (15 August 2011)

cbc news reported that the fall was caught on tape by a surveillance camera.. from what i heard on the news it wasn't suicide..but you never know.

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cbc news reported that the fall was caught on tape by a surveillance camera.
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from what i heard on the news it wasn't suicide..but you never know.
Both is mentioned in gutts description about this news

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Re: Japan Student Swept Over Canadian Niagara Falls (15 August 2011)

And that's what happens when you don't obey the signs.

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