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Niagara searchers look for woman, find man
ABC News ^ | 8/16/11

Posted on 08/16/2011 5:44:51 AM PDT by Libloather

Niagara searchers look for woman, find man
Updated August 16, 2011 12:00:15

Searchers looking for the body of a woman, who overstepped a safety railing and fell into Niagara Falls, 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 about 8:30pm on Sunday (local time), 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.

With a helicopter hovering above, an international search party scoured Niagara Falls Gorge for her body.

On Monday she remained missing but searchers instead spotted an unidentified male body at the base of the falls in an area known as the whirlpool, police said.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcasiapacific.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: falls; man; niagara; woman
Went there last year. Powerful place.
1 posted on 08/16/2011 5:44:54 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

slowly I turn.


2 posted on 08/16/2011 5:46:02 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Libloather
searchers instead spotted an unidentified male body at the base of the falls in an area known as the whirlpool, police said.

Isn't "The Whirlpool" a few miles downstream where the river makes a hard right turn?

3 posted on 08/16/2011 5:51:14 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: the invisib1e hand

You’re showing your age. LOL


4 posted on 08/16/2011 5:55:34 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Libloather

Lola?


5 posted on 08/16/2011 5:57:04 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Libloather
For those who haven't been there ... you're on your own ...
no "safety nets." You gamble, you lose, you die ...

6 posted on 08/16/2011 5:57:37 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: the invisib1e hand

step by step


7 posted on 08/16/2011 5:58:01 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: woodbutcher1963

inch by inch


8 posted on 08/16/2011 5:59:47 AM PDT by hattend (The SEALs got Osama. The only thing Obama killed was our childrens future - NoLibZone)
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To: Libloather

9 posted on 08/16/2011 6:00:53 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: the invisib1e hand; saganite

Martha?................


10 posted on 08/16/2011 6:02:12 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Libloather

11 posted on 08/16/2011 6:05:26 AM PDT by hattend (The SEALs got Osama. The only thing Obama killed was our childrens future - NoLibZone)
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To: woodbutcher1963

Rrroff! Rrroff!


12 posted on 08/16/2011 6:07:34 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: oh8eleven

*sigh* I’m old enough to remember when the falls were truly magnificent, the amount of water flowing over them now is about half of what I remember it to be as a kid, and even then it was reduced a lot from what it naturally should be.


13 posted on 08/16/2011 6:08:00 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: the invisib1e hand

step by step


14 posted on 08/16/2011 6:24:10 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Abathar

It is all that Tesla’s fault.


15 posted on 08/16/2011 6:26:54 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: woodbutcher1963

Between him, Westinghouse and Edison.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 6:52:39 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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17 posted on 08/16/2011 7:08:50 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Jane Long
Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man Oh my Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola lo-lo-lo-lo Lola

Kinks, 1970

18 posted on 08/16/2011 8:21:37 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: the invisib1e hand

step by step


19 posted on 08/16/2011 8:24:38 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Murray / Baucus / Kerry / Upton / Clyburn? I've had better picks come out of my nose.)
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To: Abathar

No , Edison was one of those direct current guys.


20 posted on 08/16/2011 1:45:58 PM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Libloather

Why in the name of all that is holy would a person ever contemplate doing such a foolish thing? I will never understand anyone having such a cavalier attitude about their safety. I feel very bad for the girl and her family.


21 posted on 08/16/2011 4:03:08 PM PDT by Mila
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