Body pulled from car after plunge into icy Niagara Falls rapids

A woman’s body has been recovered from a car after it plunged into the water near the Niagara Falls.

A US Coast Guard diver braved difficult conditions after the tragedy on Wednesday, being lowered into the water before entering the submerged vehicle.

Coast Guard diver pulls body from car above Niagara Falls. Pic: Drew Orton
Image:There was light snow as the helicopter hovered over the scene. Pic: Drew Orton

The car was stuck in rushing rapids just yards from the brink of the falls.

The diver was able to reach the car’s only occupant, a woman in her 60s, according to Angela Berti, a spokeswoman for NYS Park Police, but she was already dead.

Coast Guard diver pulls body from car above Niagara Falls. Pic: Drew Orton
Image:The diver was lowered down towards the water. Pic: Drew Orton

It is not clear how the car came to be in the river, but the woman lived in the area and her relatives are being contacted.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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