In the latest bizarre national park death this summer, a Japanese student was swept to her presumed death at Niagara Falls after she fell from a railing Sunday night along the Canadian side of the Niagara River.
According to surveillance footage and eyewitnesses, the student climbed onto the railing near a viewing area known as Table Rock to take pictures at around 8:30 p.m., and lost her footing when she stood up. The woman fell into the river 80 feet upstream from the brink of the falls and was swept over.
Officials are still looking for her body.
Web site The Stir pointed out that this death could make 2011 the deadliest summer on record. The Stir adds to the list glacier, fallen tree, and lightning accidents.