GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WKBW) — The swimmer who went missing in the river near the south Grand Island Bridges has been identified as 37 year old Nathan Farkas of North Tonawanda.
A search team consisting of multiple agencies recovered a body from the east branch of the Niagara River Wednesday.
According to the Erie County Sheriff's Office, two male swimmers entered the water from a dock and attempted to swim to a bridge pylon. It was then noticed that one of the swimmers was no longer visible.
Officials say the man was last seen near around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, around 11 a.m. Wednesday the search team located and recovered a male body downriver from the bridges.
The sheriff's office said the search was paused for the evening Tuesday "due to diminishing daylight and safety concerns," and resumed Wednesday.
Sheriff Howard announced the team searching for missing swimmer in the east branch of Niagara recovered a male victim.— Erie County Sheriff (@ECSONY1) July 29, 2020
Search teams located & recovered individual approx 11a downriver from south Grand Island bridges. victim TOT medical examiner for autopsy & proper ID