Niagara Falls ... searchers found a man's body after a female student plunged to her death. Canadian police searching for a woman who fell into Niagara Falls after climbing over a safety railing have found the body of a man instead. The 19-year-old international student from Japan was taking photos with a friend at Table Rock, at the top of Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the falls about 8.30pm on Sunday when she climbed over one of the railings, according to CCTV footage, police said. Holding an umbrella, she sat on one of the pillars between the railing to pose for a photo. Advertisement: Story continues below But when she tried to climb back down, she lost her balance and fell into Niagara River about 20 metres upstream from the falls. Police said they believed she was swept over the edge of the falls. Niagara Parks Police Chief Doug Kane said visitors climbed the railing every day although it was "clearly dangerous and prohibited". But this was the first time in his 35-year career in the region he had heard of such an incident. "We get about 11 million people a year here who view that annually - this is the first occurrence of this nature that I can recall," Mr Kane told The Canadian Press. "It's sad, it's very tragic," he told the Toronto Star. "You have the beauty of the falls and I guess a lot of people evaluate their risks." An international search for the young woman at Niagara Falls Gorge, which included a helicopter, carried on into Monday morning. But, about 8.10am on Monday, the Erie County Sheriff’s department found the body of an unidentified man in the Niagara River whirlpool at the base of the falls. Officials told the Star the discovery of the man's body is not believed to be linked to the woman's fall. The woman's identify will not be released until her family in Japan have been notified, police said. Also on Sunday, about 5.45am local time, a 27-year-old man suffered head and internal injuries and a broken leg after climbing over a safety wall and falling 10 metres down the Niagara Gorge, the Star reported. A friend tried to save him, but also became stranded in the gorge and was rescued by firefighters. Police said he was expected to be charged under the Niagara Parks Act. Last month, a US woman who was hiking with her fiance at Devil's Hole in the Whirlpool State Park at Niagara Falls was sucked into a whirlpool after she slipped on some rocks and fell into the rapids as she tried to reach down and touched the waters. "I just wanted to touch the beauty," Lindsay Burgess, 30, told US television network ABC. "It feels literally like a tornado underwater. It was like trying to tread water in a tornado." She was pulled out of the water by a passing boat about a minute later and taken to hospital.