St. Louis woman rescued after falling in Niagara waters

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 | 10:33 a.m. CDT; updated 11:05 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 19, 2011

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A 30-year-old Missouri woman was rescued from the Whirlpool Rapids below Niagara Falls after she fell in while hiking along the shore with her fiance.

State Parks Police said the woman, from St. Louis, was hiking in Whirlpool State Park when she tried to reach down and touch the swirling waters. She toppled in, and her fiance flagged down a nearby jet boat. The tour boat's crew pulled the woman out of the water.

The woman's name wasn't released. Police said she was hurt and was taken to Mount St. Mary's Hospital and then transferred to Erie County Medical Center.


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