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Canadian parks police pull man from waters above Horseshoe Falls

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From the Niagara Gazette:

An apparent suicidal man was grabbed by Canadian emergency personnel Sunday night as he stood in the waters above the brink of the Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Parks Police Service officials report that about 6:30 p.m Sunday they were alerted to a man standing waist-high in the waters of the upper Niagara River about 150 to 200 feet from the brink of the Horseshoe Falls. He was holding on to a fallen tree branch.

Members of the Niagara Parks Police Service, Niagara Regional Police Service, Niagara Falls, Ont., Fire Department and Niagara Emergency Medical Services responded to the bus parking lot adjacent to Table Rock Complex, at 6650 Niagara Parkway, to begin rescue efforts.

Drones banned over falls

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Concerns over drone activity have led to a request from the local police board for signage prohibiting the small aircraft from flying over Niagara Falls.

Niagara Regional Police services board chairman Bob Gale brought the issue forward at Thursday’s meeting, calling on Niagara Parks Commission to consider adding signs around the famous falls to help curb usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the area.

Parks Police may get 11th hour reprieve from province

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From Niagara This Week:

Niagara Parks Police may soon get a new lease on life — at least for five more years.

Just days before the 123-year-old police force faced being shut down, the Niagara Regional Police Services board voted last week to recommend to Community Safety and Corrections Minister Rick Bortolucci that the Parks constables have their status as special constables renewed for five more years.

The constables would also continue to be able to carry firearms. Bortolucci must still approve that status.

“We supported it and we sent it off to the minister last Thursday,” acting regional police board chair Doug Martin, said Wednesday. “We haven’t heard anything back yet; we’re expecting it soon.”

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