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Submitted on behalf of the Office of Western District Commander Maj. Clyde Doty
The investigation into yesterday’s rescue and recovery at Niagara Falls State Park is ongoing. The names of the involved will not be released at this time due to the age of the boy and ongoing investigation. The family involved is not from the immediate area.
As of this morning, the 5-year-old boy that was rescued by Park Police Officers and Niagara Falls Fire Department has undergone surgery and remains in critical condition.
New York State Park Police would again like to thank all the responding agencies that assisted in yesterday’s critical incident.
√ Niagara Falls Fire Department and Park Police officers that traversed the more than 300 feet of dangerous icy terrain to provide lifesaving measures to both individuals.
√ Mercy Flight for transporting the 5-year-old victim to Oishei Children’s Hospital.
√ New York State Police aviation unit with recovery of the female, and New York State Police BCI for their response and assistance with the investigation.
√ Niagara County Crisis Services for assisting the family.
New York State Park Police would like to extend their condolences to the family during this tremendously difficult time.