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Ayano Tokumasu: Body Of Alleged Niagara Falls Victim Found

Niagara Falls Body

08/19/11 03:25 PM ET   AP

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Authorities say a body recovered from near Niagara Falls is that of a 19-year-old Japanese student who was swept over after tumbling off a railing.

Niagara Parks Police in Ontario confirmed her identity Friday. That's a day after her body was spotted by an employee at a tourist attraction on the American side of the falls.

The teen was visiting the Canadian side Sunday night when she climbed onto a railing and fell. The next day, searchers looking for her instead found the body of a man from Hamilton, Ontario, who had been reported missing.

Police say they won't release the Japanese woman's name. Canadian media outlets quote classmates identifying her as Ayano Tokumasu.

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