Two men killed in swift waters of the Niagara River

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 11:27:29-04

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.





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