- Boy was sitting on a railing at Niagara Falls as his mom took photos on Sunday
- Police said he tried to adjust himself for the picture but lost his balance
- The 10-year-old, who was visiting from overseas, fell and struck his head
- The child’s injuries were first thought to be life-threatening but he is now stable
A 10-year-old tourist has been left seriously injured after he plunged 100-feet off a railing at Niagara Falls.
The boy had been sitting on the railing on the Canadian side of the falls so his mother could take a photo on Sunday afternoon.
Police said the child had tried to adjust himself for the picture but lost his balance and fell into the gorge, the Buffalo News reports.
The 10-year-old boy had been sitting on the railing on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls so his mother could take a photo on Sunday afternoon when he fell over
The boy, who was visiting from another country with his family, struck his head when he plummeted roughly 100-feet.
Emergency services were called to the area near Horseshoe Falls at about 4.30pm.
Rescuers were able to reach the child and stabilize him before he was airlifted to McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario.
While his injuries were initially deemed to be life-threatening, police said the boy is now in a serious but stable condition.
Daredevil Kirk Jones, 53, was killed at Niagara Falls back in June after he went over in a 10-foot inflatable ball.
Jones was the first person to survive the plunge without protection back in 2003.
A Japanese exchange student died after she slipped and fell back in 2011.