Coastguard United State On Wednesday (8) it carried out a rescue operation in Niagara Falls, where a car ended up in the water near one of the falls in the national park.
A nearly 60-year-old woman was pulled out of the car. She was without vital signs and received first aid and was taken in an ambulance, but was pronounced dead shortly thereafter, according to local WIVB radio, on CBS.
According to New York State Parks Police Chief Christopher Rolla, she is believed to have been alone in the car.
Firefighters attempted to approach the car in Niagara Falls with the help of a helicopter – Image: NBC
A diver is lowered into his vehicle by a US Coast Guard helicopter with an axe that he uses to open the passenger door. He pulled the woman inside and managed to get her out of there. Then the two were taken to the beach.
The stretch of river where the car was was very rough and it was snowing at the time, which made it difficult for the rescuers to act.
Police were able to identify the car’s license plate and verify the name of its owner, but did not reveal the name or whether the woman was inside.
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