Woman Tumbles Over Niagara Falls She's missing, presumed dead By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Aug 15, 2011 11:28 AM CDT 7 comments Comments Niagara Falls in winter during the Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay December 20, 2009 at in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. (Getty Images) (Newser) – A woman fell into the Niagara River and was swept over the falls last night after climbing onto a railing while taking pictures with a friend. Emergency crews are still searching for her today, but she is presumed dead, the Toronto Star reports. The woman, who was in her 20s, climbed onto a railing on the Canadian side of the falls at around 8:30pm, perching atop a block pillar. When she tried to climb back down she slipped and fell into the rushing waters.