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10-year-old boy survived falling into Niagara Falls while mother took photos

By Mason White 4:53 PM October 17, 2017
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By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A mother was horrified to watch her son falling over a railing at Niagara Falls while taking photos of him, according to police in Canada.

The Niagara Parks Police Service said that the incident unfolded on Sunday, at around 4:30 p.m.

The mother told her 10-year-old son to sit on a railing while she took photos of him.

At some point, the boy lost his balance and fell backward.

He then plummeted around 150 feet into the Niagara Falls.

Police officers managed to pull the child out from the water at the bottom of the Horseshoe Falls.

The Ornge air ambulance transported the boy to McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton.

At first, the boy was said to be in critical condition, but police later said that he only suffered non-life-threatening injuries.