Rope Rescue in Niagara Falls, Ontario

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NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — A man is recovering in hospital after being rescued from the Niagara River Gorge.

Niagara Parks Police were called to the scene at about 6 a.m. Tuesday after reports that a man was calling for help from within the gorge (in the area of Hiram Street) in Niagara Falls.

The man’s cries were heard by staff on the Maid of the Mist tour boats, who then alerted authorities.

Crews from the Niagara Parks Police Service High Angle River Team, the Niagara Falls fire department and EMS responded to the scene, and the man was located in the gorge a short time later.

Parks police say the man was found with a sleeping bag and it is believed he may have fallen from the gorge wall.

He was extricated by fire crews at about 8:30 a.m. and transported to hospital with unspecified injuries.

Parks police say the man was conscious and speaking to emergency workers throughout the incident. The matter is still under investigation.

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