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Niagara Falls

Search continues for woman swept over Niagara Falls

Police say a woman in her 20s slipped and fell into the river while visiting with a friend yesterday.

THE SEARCH for a woman in her 20s who slipped into the Niagara River yesterday has resumed.

The tourist was visiting the falls with a friend and had been sitting astride a railing near the river’s edge when she apparently lost her footing and fell in.

Niagara Park Police said the woman entered the water about 24 meters (80 feet) upstream from the falls on the Canadian side of the river. Officials say she is presumed to have drowned and police say foul play is not suspected.

Rescue teams used thermal-imaging equipment to search for the woman last night, according to the Montreal Gazette.

The Toronto Sun and QMI report that she posing for a photo when she slipped and police have been studying CCTV footage of the incident.

The paper also reports that a 27-year-old Canadian man survived falling into the Niagara gorge earlier that day after he and his friends climbed into it for a better view. It took rescuers four hours to pull him to safety.

- Additional reporting by the AP

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