Niagara Gazette

Crime

July 29, 2013

Search resumes for Buffalo man who fell into lower rapids

State Park Police have resumed a search of the lower Niagara gorge for a person who slipped into the rapids on Sunday.

While searching on Sunday, a body was found on the Canadian shoreline but it was not the man park police were searching for.

Canadian officials also conducted a rescue — and made an arrest Sunday.

A man fishing near the whirlpool area slipped and fell into the fast-moving waters while fishing Sunday morning, about 6 a.m.

Park Police Lt. Patrick Moriarty told the Niagara Falls, Ont., Review that a man fishing with the victim called police. 

"They observed him being pulled to the middle of the river and then he disappeared," Moriarity said.

"We're looking for an adult, black male, 22-years-old," he said.

A similar search was conducted earlier this month after a 23-year-old UB student slipped into the water while stepping on to a rock in the river near Devil's Hole.

The body of Narang “David” Kim was found days later.

On Sunday, a helicopter from the Erie County Sheriff's Department, the U.S. Coast Guard and a Whirlpool Jet Boat were called to help search for the man as police did a shoreline search.

In addition to searching, Niagara Regional Police spokesman Const. Rich Gadreau said the helicopter from the Erie County Sheriff's Department recovered the body as well.

"Because of its location, it was the safest way," he said. "It is not suspicious, an investigation is ongoing and we have no information on the (identity)."

Also on Sunday, members of Niagara Parks Police Service High Angle River Team, Niagara Falls Fire Department and Niagara Emergency Medical Services were called in to the Canadian side of the gorge about 4 p.m. to help a 22-year-old Welland woman who sustained an ankle injury. She was stabilized and assisted out of the gorge.

Once out of the gorge, the unidentified woman was charged with being intoxicated in a public place.

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