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College Student Falls Over Niagara Falls!

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Around 8:30pm Sunday night, a young college woman FELL into Niagara Falls.

She was straddling the rails overlooking the wonder when she stood up in what is believed to have been an attempt to climb over, but instead of climbing over, she lost her balance and fell into the water.

She is presumed dead.

An international search party began scouring the Falls, but have yet to find the lost girl. Instead, they have found the corpse of an unidentified male in the area known as the 'whirlpool.'

As for the identification of the woman, it is being kept secret until the family is notified.

YIKES!

You would think there would be a better watch on the railings there!

Our thoughts go out to that poor family.

[Image via AP Images.]

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53 comments to “College Student Falls Over Niagara Falls!”



  1. 1

    Not an awesome way to go!!!! That poor girl was probably terrified to death falling and then ultimately drowning to her death.



  2. 2

    At least it's an awesome way to go? Are you kidding me, what the hell goes through your mind when you type these things. It is horrible on every level.



  3. 3

    It is so sad that this happened to her and not you Perez. Why can't you donkey face down syndrome ass fall in the damn niagra falls! thats why i wish you were a reporter and not a blogger. Blogging your safe behind a computer, get out there and experience the story! Dont just write about it bitch!



  4. 4

    A better watch? The woman shouldn't have been straddling the rail to begin with! The Niagara River is extremely fast moving and dangerous, and if you fall in it's over. I live in the Falls, and there are plenty of signs warning people of the dangers of climbing on the railings like that. It happens ALL THE TIME it just doesn't always make national/internation news. Rescuers also found the body of an undentified male, and there was also a rescue of man who decided to climb down into the gorge to "get a better view". If people are dumb enough to do that, they deserve what they get.



  5. 5

    Thats very sad ..
    R.I.P :(



  6. 6

    "You would think there would be a better watch on the railings there!" Really? You would think that dumb-ass people would stop thinking that the rules don't apply to them!



  7. 7

    Deathwish much?



  8. 8

    I've read your stories over the years and have either laughed with you or disagreed with your point of view. But I have never ever felt so compelled to leave a comment on your site before. "At least that's an awesome way to go"… I mean, I understand the need to be flashy, this is a gossip site after all, but do you lack a sensitivity chip? How do you think her parent would feel after reading your comment. SHAME ON YOU!!!



  9. 9

    " At least it's an awesome way to go! "…. not really? The second you slip over the edge all you must be thinking is ARGHH!!!!!!!!! and then finally FUCK.



  10. 10

    That's why there's rules and warnings for a reason, very sad but her own fault.



  11. 11

    You're disgusting…What a way to go??? you're honestly sick in the head mario… As for your death, I hope you get raped and murdered…what a way to go!!
    you're a disgusting excuse for a human being you know that??



  12. 12

    Re: kobando – let his ass know boo boo!



  13. 13

    "At least it's an awesome way to go!" Oh yes, I'm sure that's exactly what that girl's family is thinking after losing a loved one. Perez, are you serious? I don't even know how you could write that and think it would be a good way to end your post. That's sick.



  14. 14

    DrUnk?

  15. yeez says – reply to this


    15

    What part of straddling a railing overlooking a large, fast moving waterfall seemed like a good idea? A better watch doesn't replace common sense.



  16. 16

    I've been there. It's an awesome sight. Odd she would climb over it. Heartfelt prayers to her family.



  17. 17

    a better watch on the railings? whos stupid enought to try to climb over it in the first place?
    i cant be sympathetic to someones death when they do something stupid. theres signs all over the place saying not to do it for a reason.



  18. 18

    SMH..This is honestly sad. And SHAME on YOU Perez. Theres no humor in this. A young woman has lost her life. My condolences to her family.

  19. @v@ says – reply to this


    19

    News said they ask people to stand back from the rails all day every day. Another woman had to be told to get down off the rail right after it happened, but she wanted the picture.



  20. 20

    This is sad if you know her personally…If you don't, she's a candidate for a Darwin Award!



  21. 21

    Certain places should be just closed for turists, cause they will never ever get the idea that there are things they CANNOT do and only permit professional photographers with assistance and safety to go in such dangerous places. My mother holds pictures of herself when she was young in there (many many years ago), and some of those bridges are still practically the same as today. People have to stop fooling around and take things seriously. Really you want to give your entire life for just one picture that noone would care cause its not even professional and prolly will be blurry or something!?.



  22. 22

    you know the rails arent there for decoration…she shouldnt have been climbing over them in the first place.



  23. 23

    Are you people serious? Sure, it's sad that she died, specially for her family and in such a senseless way, but I JUST came back from being at Niagara Falls and there are SIGNS everywhere telling you NOT to do what this girl did and there are also rangers walking around! Still, even with the signs and the security there, there were still a bunch of stupid people climbing over and disregarding the obvious danger, and for what? A picture? It's called having common sense. And no Perez, there is no need for a "better watch", the system they have is already good enough. Next thing you know they will have to put Niagara Falls in a glass dome just because people keep being reckless.



  24. 24

    Re: bleahf – Should the government close down every bridge after people willingly jump to their deaths? Should they close down streets and highways due to all the accidents that are caused by the dumb actions of others? Should we stop using planes because sometimes they get hijacked or suffer from some man made error? Are you basically saying none of us should be allowed to do anything then? Did you really think that comment through before you posted it? You can't be serious.



  25. 25

    I don't know … very sad. But I thought Japanese students were smarter than average ?!? I guess not !!



  26. 26

    I just dont understand what you mean by 'You would think there would be a better watch on the railings there!' Do you mean that there should be someone there to make sure you dont do something stupid like climb on the railing! Not sure why you would blame someone else besides the stupid person that climbed the railing.



  27. 27

    I don't think that the issue is that the railings are not watched, it's that people are stupid enough to climb over them. I am from the area and what actually happened according to local news is she climbed OVER the rails and stood on a small piece of land jutting out about 20 feet from the edge of the falls to get a shot of her without a railing, and slipped on the wet grass (wet because of all the mist from the falls) and got swept down over the edge before anyone knew what was happening. There are signs and railings everywhere warning people not to get too close, so at that point, it's up to the public to seriously think about their decisions and what they are willing to sacrifice for a decent photo, because no one can say that she wasn't warned.



  28. 28

    wow she must have been terrified :(



  29. 29

    R.I.P.



  30. 30

    Re: Geat real – What are you talking about??



  31. 31

    Re: Shanespeare89 – Hey Shamespear.. if you hate Perez why dont you get the F off his site.. clown… so stupid…



  32. 32

    I STILL DONT SEE MY POST WHERE I MENTIONED ABOUT I DIDNT READ THAT U PEREZ SAID IT WAS "AN AWESOME WAY TO GO" WHERE IS THAT POSTED, IF I HAVE DEFENDED U AND CALLED SOMEONE A MORON AND I AM WRONG THEN I APOLOGIZE TO THAT PERSON. IM STILL WAITING.



  33. 33

    I work in the falls. I'm a tour guide.The river is 37 km long. The area around the falls is 3 km long. How in the name of common sense are that many kms of railing to be "watched". Use your head, There are signs everywhere telling people not to climb the railings. Yet everyday I see people blatantly disregard the warning signs.They stand on the rails, they put their kids on the rails and posts. There has to come a point where we take resposnibility for our own stupidity.



  34. 34

    she had climbed over and then when she was climbing back she tripped and fell i live near the falls so i have local papers, there is surveillance video of her climbing over, as sad as it is to say she broke the law by climbing over it and she got punished by nature her fault for going over the railing in the first place she could have avoided it. i don't feel to sorry for her, i feel more sorry for her parents and such for having such a dumb daughter



  35. 35

    I live near the Falls and so much tragedy happens there, signs everywhere and yet ppl just ignore them! Watched the news tonight and apparently she was a japanese student studying english and was holding an umbrella while straddling the rail, wind caught the umbrella and she was pulled into the water. Tragically this happened twice this week, Sat a 27yr old man fell into a gorge trying to get closer to the falls too, survived somehow but badly injured. Ppl need to smarten up!!!



  36. 36

    Re: canadiancutie9 – i agree i'm from st.catharines so i'm hearing about it too but i can't feel bad for her, i feel bad for her parents for having a dumb daughter that chose not to read the sign



  37. 37

    GOOD. One less retard female in this world that will not be able to breed more idiots.



  38. 38

    I agree with majority of the people here. What happened is very sad but she did the wrong thing and clmibed over.
    I'm orginally from the Falls and love that they've not built some hugely grotesque fence preventing people from looking at….LOOKING AT….the beauty of the falls.
    So many people do the wrong thing and unfortunately she lost her balance doing the wrong thing and a very unfortunate event took place.



  39. 39

    Re: NookiesWA – Uh no, people like you are the ones that deserve to die. Yeah the girl made a stupid decision but it's not a cause for celebration you stupid twat.



  40. 40

    Every time I take relatives there I see morons straddling the fence to take pictures. It's crowded, all it takes is a little bump to send them in. GET A BETTER CAMERA with a better zoom, honestly one extra foot closer will not give you a better pic!



  41. 41

    Re: Tink66 – Perez posted that this was "an awesome way to go" ealier in the article, but after the apparent backlash he deleted it.



  42. 42

    very sad, but i believe this is the exact definition of "natural selection".



  43. 43

    Re: amycakes86 – I hope natural selection also takes out people like you!



  44. 44

    I live 15 min fromt he falls.
    1. There are signs posted EVERYWHERE not to climb on the rails
    2. there shouldnt have to be security to watch this.
    3. you are just a MORON is you find the need to stand on, or over the rail
    you can see the falls from many different spots there is NO NEED to try and get closet.

    Yes its a sad thing what happened,. but this is not the 1st nor will it be the last.

    Actually someone else went over yesterday as well…



  45. 45

    Re: Tink66 – Riiiiiiggghttt because everyone who comments or visits this website likes Perez. What a wake up call, now i know! Thank You! I'll make you any kind of balloon animal you'd like,being the clown i am. Oh, it's Shanespeare* dont forget it boo.



  46. 46

    Re: Sick_girl – thanks for clearing that up cause I also did not see it the first time. I was wondering why everyone was coming down on Perez.



  47. 47

    That is awful. But I mean.. honestly.. she had no business straddling the rails which were obviously put there for safety reasons. I am so afraid of heights and dying lol that never in my right mind would i think to even get close enough for a freak accident to happen. I hate to say it; but she should have followed the rules and used her brain.



  48. 48

    Re: Geat real – LOL i notice how after many people lashed out at him for typing that.. it mysteriously was removed from the post- because i don't see it anymore, but no doubt it was there if two people commented on it! hes such a tool.



  49. 49

    Why not just photoshop the railing out later?



  50. 50

    Re: hubwoof – He had it posted.. but he edited it after people began calling him out on it. Yes you are defending someone who has repeatedly bullied people!! He made a career out of making fun of and harrassing celebs. he deserves all the negative attention he gets. Drawing inappropriate things on peoples facing and making up disgusting nicknames about them.. he got his fame and fortune off being mean to people.. you are defending the wrong person.



  51. 51

    Re: Tink66 – I came back to this post today, and guess what? Mario edited his comment. FYI… for those wonder why everyone of the first 25 or so comments referenced Mario being an insensitive ass. His original post ended with the statement "Well At least it's an awesome way to go!"



  52. 52

    There's a reason why they put the rails up you know, just saying…



  53. 53

    First off:
    This was obviously an "international" (aka asiaaaan) student. Only a chink would do such a stupid thing. Hah, and if you've ever been to the falls.. it's always crowded with loud asians

    Secondly:
    How fucking messed up can you be to even attempt to look over/ get closer to the falls???! There's A FUCKING RAILING THERE FOR A REASON.
    this is not niagara falls' fault, the railing is perfectly fine and it was the stupid girls fault.