News from the Niagara Parks Police Service in Niagara, Ontario
Posted June 7th, 2020 on Niagara At Large
At approximately 1 p.m.on Saturday June 6th, 2020 the Niagara Parks Police Service along with Niagara Regional Police Service 2 District (Niagara Falls) uniform officers were called to the area of the Lower Niagara River Gorge in the City of Niagara Falls.
Parks Police responded following the report of a 16 year old male in distress in the swift waters in the vicinity of the Whirlpool.
In course of the rescue, a Niagara Falls firefighter decided to use his quick release to come off rope while assisting the male in distress. He was subsequently picked up by NRPS marine unit downstream and transported to hospital by Niagara EMS for assessment.
The other male was pulled from the rock he was stranded on by the Niagara Parks Police Service – High Angle Rescue Team (HART), with the assistance of Niagara Helicopters and transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Members of the public are welcome to enjoy the natural and scenic environment the Niagara River Gorge trail system has to offer but are reminded to:
- Stay on marked trails
- Hike in daylight and with a friend
- Wear suitable shoes and clothing
- Bring a cellular telephone
- Tell someone where they are going
- Bring water and energy bars
- Know your physical limits
- Check weather conditions prior to hiking
- Do not permit animals to be at large
- Do not enter the waters of the lower Niagara River
- Leave the grounds in its pristine natural state after your visit
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