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