VIDEO: 1 dead as car crashes into water near Niagara Falls

TEHRAN, Dec. 09 (MNA) – A woman is dead after the vehicle she was driving plunged into a river and floated dangerously close to the brink of Niagara Falls.

First responders jumped into action after a car was spotted in the Niagara River, close to the brink of the falls, on Wednesday afternoon.

A woman, said to be in her late 60s, was pulled from the driver's seat of the vehicle by a US Coast Guard helicopter. She was later pronounced dead on the scene.

It was unclear how the car got into the Niagara River. Witnesses reported seeing it floating near a pedestrian bridge, where it was believed to have gone in. Roads in the area were slippery as light snow fell.

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