Man Rescued From Niagara River – Video
Yesterday morning started off to a rocky start as first responders rescued a man who was spotted clinging to a log in the Niagara River just above Niagara Falls. It's unknown why or how this gentleman got out there but what is know is the first responder definitely saved this man's life by risking their own.
It was like a scene out of a movie but don't take my word for it check out the rescue below.
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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — First responders rescued a man who was spotted clinging to a log in the Niagara River just above Niagara Falls.
It happened near Goat Island Thursday morning. It's unclear at this time why the man was in the river.
Frank Tramonte, a visitor from Allentown, PA and tour guide Issam Salman told 2 On Your Side they first spotted the man in the upper Niagara River hanging on to a log. They called the New York State Parks Police for help.
The man was in the water for nearly two hours before rescuers were able to reach him and bring him to shore.
Officials say two Niagara Falls Firefighters went out to get the man, but he fought them and broke free, heading down the river again.
New York State Parks Police Major Clyde Doty was the right place at the right time and was able to grab the man before he went further down the river towards the falls.
Major Doty held on to the man and kept his head above water until until they could get safely to shore with the help of the Niagara Falls firefighters.
Watch Rescue Here: