Body of missing swimmer found in Niagara River

Jul 29, 2020

The Erie County Sheriff's Office announced the body of a man has been recovered from the east branch of the Niagara River.

Multiple law enforcement teams, including the Erie County Sheriff helicopter (seen in top right), search the Niagara River by the South Grand Island Bridge Wednesday morning.
Credit Erie County Sheriff's Office / Twitter

The victim went missing Tuesday afternoon while swimming with a male companion around 4:30 p.m. near the South Grand Island Bridges.

Searchers from several police and rescue organizations took part in a search that was suspended after dark Tuesday and resumed Wednesday morning. Assisting the Sheriff's Underwater Recovery Team were units from Buffalo Police, New York State Police, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue.

The body was found about 11 a.m. The Erie County Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy and identification is pending.