Authorities recover body from Niagara River

Posted at 2:46 PM, Sep 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-01 18:00:54-04

An adult male body was recovered from the Niagara River off of the Niagara Scenic Parkway Saturday afternoon.

The exact location was off the Niagara Scenic Parkway just before the entrance to the circle that leads you to Rainbow Boulevard. 

According to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, the Marine Unit patrolling was actively searching the waters of the river for 51-year-old Ahmed Umar of Lackawanna who has been missing since Sunday August 26th.

Umar was thrown from his jet ski and struck by a passing boat near Niawanda Park and was never found.

Officials stressed that they cannot confirm that the body recovered is Umar and identifying the body will be difficult, but not impossible, because of the condition of it.

The Sheriff's Office says the search for Umar's body will continue until they have a positive identification of the body recovered.

The Niagara County Sheriff, Niagara Falls Fire Department, NYS DEC and New York State Park Police were all on-scene assisting.

No further information ia available at this time.

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