Body found in Niagara River

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Police Underwater Recovery Team pulled a body from the Niagara River early this morning.

Authorities responded to a call of a man floating near Unity Island around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. The URT pulled the body from the river near the International Railroad Bridge a short time later.

Police initially responded to a call on May 8 when a male was spotted in the waters of the Niagara River at approximately 3:30 a.m.

Attempts to help the male at that time were unsuccessful.

The Buffalo Police URT and State Police have been searching the waters since that time.

The deceased is a 48-year-old Buffalo male.

Police say foul play is not suspected. 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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