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July 7, 2013

Search continues for man who fell into the lower Niagara River and a woman who went over the falls

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Park Police are also looking to recover the body of a woman who went over the Falls, near Prospect Point on Saturday night."

"While we were down in the gorge, searching for the man who had fallen in, at about 9:40 p.m., we got a report of a woman in the rapids, just above the falls," Moriarty said. 

Officers rushed to the brink of the falls, but could not save the woman.

"She was standing in the water and then just gave up and went over (the brink)," Moriarty said. 

Unlike the incident in the gorge, Park Police said this was not an accident.

"This was intentional, it was not an accident. We found a (suicide) note," Moriarty said. 

Because the death was a suicide, Park Police are only identifying the victim as a 37-year-old local woman. 

Moriarty said a search for the woman's body is also under way.

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