Update: Buffalo Police have released the names of the victims who lost their lives in the Niagara Rive Monday afternoon.
Police say 29-year-old Mario Guthrie and 46-year-old Scott Vater of Buffalo drowned near the Foot of Ferry.
The Buffalo Police Department's Underwater Rescue Team were called to the Foot of Ferry around 4:30 pm.
Police say one man entered the river, trying to retrieve some driftwood, he was quickly swept away by the current. A second man tried to rescue him, but he lost his life as well.
In October, Buffalo K9 Officer Craig Lehner was killed during a training exercise in the Niagara River. Officers want to remind people just how dangerous this waterway can be and the swimming is forbidden.