NIAGARA – The identity of a body pulled from the lower Niagara River on Sunday is still unknown.
Niagara Parks Police were contacted around 7:30 a.m. by Erie County Sheriff’s Department after a helicopter crew spotted human remains along the Canadian shoreline just south of the Whirlpool.
Erie County Sheriff’s Department Air One made the discovery while searching for a missing American man, who is believed to have fallen into the river while fishing.
The search for the missing man is still ongoing.
The two incidents are belived to be unrelated.
The body recovered Sunday was sent for forensic examination by the local coroner’s office.
Foul play is not suspected.
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