Rescue crews searching waterways for person

UPDATE: The Coast Guard has suspended its search Monday afternoon, New York State Police dive team expected to arrive Tuesday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — An international search is underway for a person spotted in the Niagara River.

A sewer plant employee saw the person in the water and attempted rescuing them, according to police. The call came in around 3:45 a.m. Monday.

United States and Canadian Coast Guard crews are both searching the waterways for the reported person. Several boats are out, as well as a helicopter, as the search is underway.

Crews on scene could not say if the person appeared to be alive or deceased when the sewer plant worker attempted the rescue.

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