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    Firefighters rescue woman from brink of Niagara Falls
    Tuesday, February 24, 2004 Posted: 8:04 AM EST (1304 GMT)



    The woman is lifted on a rescue basket to safey.

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    (CNN) -- Only 100 feet from the brink of Niagara Falls, rescue teams late Monday afternoon kept a woman from plunging over the Canadian Horseshore Falls and a likely death.

    Shortly after 4:30 p.m., Niagara Parks Police were told of a woman floating in the Niagara River, several hundred yards north of the falls, a police statement said.

    The woman grabbed onto a throw-rope police tossed down the icy banks of the river.

    Fred Hall of the Niagara Falls, Ontario, Fire Department was the first rescue worker to reach her.

    "All the way down, I just kept saying: 'I'm coming. I'm coming. Just hang on, hang on,'" Hall said.

    Within an hour, the woman was lifted on a rescue basket to safety, trembling from the cold and slipping in and out of consciousness from hypothermia.

    "There is no foul play suspected in relation to this incident and it appears that the fifty-year old woman entered the river of her own free will," the police statement said.




    Outstanding Job. A tip of the helmet to these outstanding firefighters.


    Stay Safe & Well out there...

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    I saw this on the news this morning. Great job to all involved in rescueing this woman.

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    Agreed, Good job to teh Niagara Falls Ontario Fire Department. In a local news broadcast they stated that they were training on this earlier in the day. Also great job on knowing who to contact to lower the water level in the river. (Didnt know they could do that did ya?)

    For those that are not aware the water level in the Niagara River is controlled by the two hydro-electric power plants (one on either side of the river). By placing a phone call the water level in the river can be lowered making such rescues a little safer for us. The fact that there is a constant mist around the falls does not make things any better. The area around the brink of the falls looks alot like it has been through an ice storm from Dec-Mar.

    Once again great job to the Niagara Falls Ontario FD.
    Shawn M. Cecula
    Firefighter
    IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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