Fishermen safe after boat overturns in Niagara River

FORT ERIE, ONTARIO (WIVB)- Two fishermen are back on dry land after their boat overturned in the Niagara River. It happened near Bowen Road in Fort Erie, Ontario around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Witnesses say two men were in distress in the water. One was able to swim to shore, the other was pulled to safety by fellow fishermen Kevin and Rick Brochu.

The two men had hypothermia and taken to the hospital to be evaluated. They are both expected to make a full recovery. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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