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BPD: Body recovered from Niagara River near Strawberry Island in connection with car that went into river Tuesday

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Sep 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-10 15:12:39-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo police say they have recovered a body from the Niagara River that surfaced near Strawberry Island in connection with the vehicle that went into the river Tuesday morning.

Tuesday police said security footage showed a car going through a fence and into the Niagara River around 7:00 a.m. near the foot of West Ferry in Broderick Park. Witnesses said two people were screaming for help in the water, last seen near Unity Island.

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Police announced Wednesday afternoon the rescue mission for the two people transitioned into a recovery mission.

No further information has been released, we will provide updates as they become available.