Hamil­ton man’s body re­trieved from Niagara; fell into river last week

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Au­thor­i­ties say a body re­cov­ered from Lake On­tario off the west­ern New York state shore is that of a Cana­dian man who fell into the Niagara River while on a fam­ily out­ing last week­end.

The Niagara County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice says the body re­cov­ered Tues­day morn­ing is that of 25-year-old Mo­ham­mad Maaz Shaikh of Hamil­ton.

Deputies say Shaikh fell into the river while hik­ing in the Niagara Gorge dur­ing a fam­ily gath­er­ing last Sat­ur­day at the Niagara Glen Na­ture Pre­serve in On­tario.

Police say he left the marked trails, climbed onto a rock, fell into the wa­ter and was swept away by the cur­rent.

A search was launched, but was called off after sev­eral hours.

His body was spot­ted by a fish­er­man near where the river emp­ties into Lake On­tario.

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