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Three people rescued from Buffalo River

Posted at 2:52 AM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 11:29:54-04

Three people had to be rescued from the Buffalo River overnight Tuesday.

A family member contacted us, saying her son was trying to harm himself when he jumped into the water.  She says the boy's brother and a friend then jumped in to try and help.

This happened around 12:30 a.m. near Seneca Street and Jordan Place.

The Buffalo Fire Department lowered two extension ladders down a wall and assisted everyone out of the water.

One person was taken to the hospital for evaluation.  The two other people appeared to be okay.