Body Found in Niagara River Lower Rapids

Hiker spotted the body Tuesday afternoon

Richard Root
July 12, 2017 - 3:14 am
Niagara Gorge

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Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - A body was pulled from the rapids of the lower Niagara River Tuesday afternoon.  

New York State Park Police say a hiker spotted the body floating in the water around 2 p.m.

The Park Police Swift Water Rescue Team confirmed the body was in the rapids, and had the Erie County Sheriff's helicopter remove the body from the gorge.

The body will be examined by the Niagara County Medical Examiner's office.  No word on who the person was or how long they may have been in the water.

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