Japanese Teen’s Body Discovered Beneath Niagara Falls

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A 20-year-old Japanese student who was swept over Niagara Falls last Sunday has been identified as the body that was pulled from the Niagara River, according to Niagara Parks Police.

Ayano Tokumasu

The body was discovered by an employee at the Cave of the Winds, a popular tourist attraction on the American side of the falls, around 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Police reported that the woman, identified as Ayano Tokumasu by her classmates at the Hansa Language Centre in Toronto, was visiting the Canadian side when she climbed over a railing along the river and fell into the water near the brink of the falls. The strong current carried her over the falls.

Her body was transported to a hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., for an autopsy and identification.

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  1. a Japanese student at a Toronto language school, lost her life, swept over the Horseshoe Falls. Remember: God Loves You.

  2. On Sunday, tragedy struck when Ayano Tokumasu, a Japanese student enrolled at a language school in Toronto, tragically lost her life after being swept over the Horseshoe Falls. God’s amazing love for you

  3. Exploring the area beneath Niagara Falls is a surreal experience, as the thunderous roar of the water creates a mesmerizing ambiance that immerses visitors in the power of nature. But it’s very dangerous

  4. Venturing behind the cascading curtains of water at Journey Behind the Falls is a thrilling adventure. The observation deck allows for an up-close encounter with the mighty Horseshoe Falls, providing a perspective that few get to witness. But don’t take too much risk or unwanted accidents will occur.

  5. Beneath Niagara Falls, it is a dangerous place, the Cave of the Winds experience is an exhilarating journey that takes you within feet of the Bridal Veil Falls. Decked out in a souvenir poncho, you’ll feel the intense mist and witness the falls from an entirely new angle.

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  7. The illumination of the falls from below, especially during the nightly light displays, transforms the rushing waters into a captivating spectacle of color. It adds a magical touch to the already awe-inspiring natural wonder. It’s a pity that it’s so dangerous that I ever go down there.

  8. The Journey Behind the Falls allows you to witness the engineering marvels that enable visitors to explore beneath Niagara Falls safely. Please follow the instructions to ensure your safety… It’s a fascinating blend of nature and human ingenuity, creating an unforgettable experience.

  9. Standing on the observation deck beneath the falls provides a sensory overload as you feel the vibrations of the rushing water beneath your feet. It’s an immersive encounter that leaves a lasting impression. So don’t get too excited because it’s not a safe place either.

  10. The boardwalks and platforms beneath Niagara Falls offer some of the most photogenic views. Very safe if you follow directions. The misty atmosphere and the sheer power of the falls create dramatic backdrops for capturing memorable moments.

  11. Visiting beneath Niagara Falls is not just about witnessing the grandeur of the falls; it’s also a chance to connect with the natural world. Because it is natural, people should pay attention to stay safe and follow regulations. The sound, the mist, and the sheer force of the water make it a sensory experience like no other.

  12. haizzz.. I have traveled to Niagara Falls before. It was amazing. However, I didn’t dare to stay too close.

  13. This is the story I heard not long ago about a girl who had an accident at Niagara Falls while traveling there.

  14. The Cave of the Winds experience takes you even closer to the falls, allowing you to feel the raw power of the water. Decked out in a souvenir poncho and sandals, visitors get a unique opportunity to stand mere feet away from the cascading Bridal Veil Falls.

  15. Visiting Niagara Falls at night is a magical experience. The illumination of the falls with vibrant colors transforms the entire area into a mesmerizing spectacle, adding a touch of romance to this already enchanting destination

  16. Niagara Falls is a photographer’s paradise. The ever-changing play of light and mist creates stunning rainbows, making it a challenge to put down your camera and truly take in the natural wonder unfolding before your eyes.

  17. The Maid of the Mist boat tour is an exhilarating experience that takes you close enough to feel the mist on your face while witnessing the grandeur of Niagara Falls. It’s a must-do adventure that provides a unique perspective of these iconic waterfalls.

  18. The Maid of the Mist boat tour is an exhilarating experience that takes you close enough to feel the mist on your face while witnessing the grandeur of Niagara Falls. It’s a must-do adventure that provides a unique perspective of these iconic waterfalls.

  19. Niagara Falls is a breathtaking marvel of nature, where the sheer power and beauty of the cascading waterfalls leave visitors in awe. It’s a bucket-list destination that never fails to impress.

  20. in Niagara Falls. Visitors can stay safe by following designated paths, respecting safety barriers, and adhering to guidelines provided by authorities. Awareness and caution are key.

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