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Woman swept over Niagara Falls

A 19-year-old woman is presumed dead after police say she was swept over Niagara Falls Sunday.

A college student who overstepped a safety railing fell into Niagara Falls over the weekend and searchers looking for her body Monday found an unidentified male body instead.

The 19-year-old international student from Japan was presumed drowned after she plunged into the fast-flowing waters near the brink of Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the falls at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to Canadian park police.

She had climbed over a railing and straddled it while enjoying the view with a friend, police said.

``The young woman stood up in what appeared to be an attempt to climb back over when she lost her balance and fell,'' reads a statement from Canadian park police.

No foul play is suspected in the incident, police said.

The woman's identity was withheld pending notification of her family in Japan.

 
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