Canadian Firefighter Rescued after Being Swept Away
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, N.Y.
Jun 7th, 2020
A man who became trapped on rocks in the Niagara Gorge is
rescued by marine unit crews on June 6, 2020.
Twitter/NRPS Marine Unit
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO - A firefighter who was swept into
the rushing water of the lower Niagara River on Saturday while attempting to
rescue a male in distress was himself rescued by a marine unit downstream.
Niagara Parks Police and Niagara Regional Police were
called at around 1 p.m. Saturday to a report of a male in distress in the waters
near the vicinity of the Whirlpool.
Niagara Parks Police reported that, in the course of
attempting to rescue the male, a firefighter used his quick release to come off
of his rope and ended up being swept down the river himself.
The Niagara Falls Review newspaper in Canada reported that
the firefighter was subsequently picked up downstream by the marine unit with
the Niagara Regional Police. The paper also reported that the firefighter was
taken to a nearby hospital for assessment.
The other male was pulled from the rock by a helicopter
rescue team and taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, the
NRPS Marine Unit@NRPSMarine
Please stay on marked trails and away from the water in the
Niagara Gorge. @NiagaraEMS @NiagParksPolice @NiaFallsFire @NRPSMarine @NiagRegPolice worked together as
a team to rescue a person from the water. Thankfully all involved are safe due
to the teamwork of the Services.
3:16 PM - Jun 6, 2020
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