Man killed after plunging down Niagara Gorge

Jul 25, 2012, 3:44 AM

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (AP) – NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario _ Authorities say a man is dead and a police officer injured after they fell over a retaining wall near Niagara Falls during a chase.

Police said the officer was pursuing a man Tuesday afternoon and they both went over a wall, plunging near or to the bottom of Niagara Gorge, about 1.2 miles (two kilometers) north of the falls.

Canadian TV reports rescue crews used a hard-framed basket attached to a fire truck boom to reach the victims.

Police say the injured Niagara Regional Police officer was pulled 100 feet (30 meters) out of the gorge, and airlifted to a hospital in Hamilton with a broken leg.

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit says firefighters later recovered the body of the man being chased who died of injuries from the fall.

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