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MAN CROSSES RAIL, IS SWEPT OVER FALLS

An unidentified man stepped over the railing at Terrapin Point Friday, entered the Niagara River and was swept over the Horseshoe Falls, State Parks Police said.

The apparent suicide occurred at 10:45 a.m. before several tourists. Witnesses said the man, a white male about 40 or 50 with blond or light brown hair, went into the river and was swept away over the brink. The man was short and stocky, weighing about 200 pounds, and wore a dark T-shirt and shorts, police said.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday, a 17-year-old Brampton, Ont., youth accidentally fell into the Lower Niagara River at the Niagara Glen in Ontario and was swept away by the swift current. Neither body has been recovered, police said.

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