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88-year-old man rescued from the Niagara River

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Posted at 6:39 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 18:39:27-04

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WKBW) — An 88-year-old man was rescued from the Niagara River Tuesday by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

According to officials the 88-year-old man was fishing near the Blue Water Marina on East River Road in Grand Island around 11 a.m. when he lost his footing and fell into the river.

The agents and the owner of the marina were able to locate the man and rescue him, he received treatment at the scene and was transported to ECMC for further evaluation. No word was given on the man's condition.

“This is a great example of the community and law enforcement working together to save lives," said Patrol Agent in Charge Jeffery T. Wilson. “The Niagara River can be treacherous and deadly this time of the year with frigid-temperatures that are hovering around 44 degrees.”