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Search wages on for missing jet skier

Posted: 1:23 AM, Aug 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 13:50:34-04
Search wages on for missing jet skier

An extensive search wages on in the Niagara River as crews hunt for a jet skier missing since Sunday.

Police in the City of Tonawanda have identified the missing jet skier as 51-year-old Ahmed Umar of Lackawanna. 

Investigators say they are looking into the possibility that a large wake or swell threw Umar and a young family member from the jet ski, and that the two were then hit by a passing boat.

Investigators tell us the 8-year-old girl, who was also on the jet ski, sustained a minor laceration to her foot.

Police say the search will continue throughout the day.
 

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