Boy injured

A 10-year-old boy is airlifted to a Hamilton, Ont., hospital after falling 80 feet into the Niagara Gorge on Sunday.

A 10-year-old boy was seriously injured after falling into the Niagara Gorge on the Ontario side of Niagara Falls Sunday afternoon.

Niagara Parks Police Service officials said the boy was sitting on railing along the gorge at the Niagara Parkway at Murray Street while his mother took a photo. As he adjusted his seating position on the railing, he lost his balance and fell backward. The youth dropped about 80 feet to the gorge floor below.

Members of the Niagara Falls Fire Department, Niagara Parks Police High Angle River Team and Niagara Emergency Medical Service located the boy and stabilized his injuries for transport.

The boy’s injuries were considered to be life threatening at the scene and he was subsequently flown to McMaster Children’s hospital in Hamilton.

After arrival at the hospital the boy, who was visiting from out of the country, was reported to be in serious but stable condition.

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