Body Pulled From Car Near Brink Of Niagara Falls In Dramatic Rescue

New York State Parks Police said a woman who was pulled from a submerged car near the brink of Niagara Falls on Wednesday has died.

In a dramatic scene earlier in the day, a U.S. Coast Guard rescue diver deployed from a helicopter and climbed into the partially submerged car, pulling the woman out of the frigid water.

Onlookers said the car was stuck on rocks about 100 feet from the edge of waterfall as the heavy current washed over the top of the windshield.

Emergency personnel gather at the edge of the river where a woman was removed from a submerged vehicle.

Jeffrey T. Barnes via AP

Police Capt. Chris Rola said at a news conference afterward that the woman, who was in her 60s, was unresponsive after the rescue and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name hasn’t been released, pending notification of her family.

Rola said police first received a 911 call at 11:50 a.m. ET about a black vehicle in the Niagara River floating towards the Falls, away from a pedestrian bridge upstream.

“We’ve never had a vehicle in the water this close to the brink,” Rola said.

After determining someone was inside the car, officials contacted the Coast Guard, having concluded that a helicopter was the only safe means to conduct a rescue.

A U.S. Coast Guard diver pulls a body from a submerged vehicle stuck in rushing rapids just yards from the brink of Niagara Falls.

Sharon Cantillon via AP

It’s unclear why the driver drove into the river, or if she did so intentionally. An investigation is ongoing.

State parks officials are now working to determine how to best remove the car from the river.

Emergency personnel tend to the person pulled from the submerged vehicle.

Jeffrey T. Barnes via AP

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn

Leave a Comment

Related Posts

8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

By Aysia Morton May 20, 2022 / 11:13 AM Financial realities might be a tidal wave when you’re a young adult. You’re given new duties, such as how much money you need to spend, save, or invest. It might be frustrating and difficult to understand. Even searching the internet for financial help can be daunting.

Read More »

After George Floyd’s murder, Wall Street promised billions of dollars to help Black Americans. 2 years later, here’s where that money went and how it’s being used.

As Dominik Mjartan approached JPMorgan’s towering global headquarters on New York City’s Park Avenue on a Friday afternoon in September, he couldn’t help but feel skeptical. Mjartan, the CEO of Optus Bank, a South Carolina lender with $350 million assets under management, was there to meet Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan. The meeting was

Read More »

International 7-Day News Agenda

Text size Please note that all times are in GMT. Major events are listed under ‘Highlights’. For full details of our coverage of top stories, please see our regularly updated News Advisory. (+) : Event added in the last 24 hours. (*) : Event updated in the last 24 hours. UNITED STATES – Covid test

Read More »

8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

By Aysia Morton May 20, 2022 / 11:13 AM Financial realities might be a tidal wave when you’re a young adult. You’re given new duties, such as how much money you need to spend, save, or invest. It might be frustrating and difficult to understand. Even searching the internet for financial help can be daunting.

Read More »

After George Floyd’s murder, Wall Street promised billions of dollars to help Black Americans. 2 years later, here’s where that money went and how it’s being used.

As Dominik Mjartan approached JPMorgan’s towering global headquarters on New York City’s Park Avenue on a Friday afternoon in September, he couldn’t help but feel skeptical. Mjartan, the CEO of Optus Bank, a South Carolina lender with $350 million assets under management, was there to meet Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan. The meeting was

Read More »

International 7-Day News Agenda

Text size Please note that all times are in GMT. Major events are listed under ‘Highlights’. For full details of our coverage of top stories, please see our regularly updated News Advisory. (+) : Event added in the last 24 hours. (*) : Event updated in the last 24 hours. UNITED STATES – Covid test

Read More »
Scroll to Top