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Man rescued by police before being swept over Niagara Falls

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Sep 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-14 16:17:57-04

NIAGARA FALLS, CA (WKBW) — Niagara Police rescued a man in the Niagara River before he was swept over the Horseshoe Falls Wednesday, according to CBC.

Police said the man fell off his watercraft around 7 p.m. Wednesday and was found floating wearing a life jacket in restricted waters near the International Control Dam in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Officers were able to rescue the man using a safety line and a ladder, he was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. His boat was recovered the next day after going over the falls.

A second person was seen operating a boat in the restricted waters but steered back to shore. Both were charged under the Canada Shipping Act.