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Authorities rescue male who fell into Niagara Gorge

Posted at 9:42 AM, Apr 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-27 09:43:17-04

NIAGARA FALLS, ONT (WKBW) — The Niagara Parks Police Service announced officers responded to the area of River Road and Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario around 8:20 p.m for the report of a male who had fallen into the Niagara Gorge.

Police say their investigation revealed a 21-year-old male from Kingston, Ontario and a group of friends gained access to a closed observation platform and while there the male dropped a set of keys over a fence.

According to police, in his attempt to retrieve his keys he climbed over a safety barrier and fell approximately 40 feet into the gorge.

The male was rescued by the Niagara Falls Fire Department and transported to an out of town hospital, reportedly in stable condition. He was issued a Provincial Offenses Notice.

The Niagara Parks Police Service reminds the public climbing over fencing and retaining walls is not only an offense under the Niagara Parks Act but can potentially lead to seriously injury or death, they say you should enjoy the view of Niagara Falls in a safe manner.