Police searching Niagara River for man wanted on attempted murder charge

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Niagra River

FORT ERIE, Ont. — Niagara Regional Police say they will resume a search this morning for a man who went missing yesterday in the Niagara River in Fort Erie, Ont.

Police say they responded to a report of three people being in the water in distress around 6:30 p.m. Friday.

They say a bystander was able to rescue a 29-year-old woman and that she was taken to hospital in critical condition. A child was also rescued who police say was taken to a local hospital for further assessment.

The third person, identified as a 28-year-old local man, is missing.

Police say the man is wanted on an attempted murder charge in relation to the child, as well as breach of probation.

Along with a Niagara Region Police marine unit the search effort has also involved the Royal Canadian Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol and helicopters from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.