Coast Guard Diver Pulls Body from Car Above Niagara Falls

A U.S. Coast Guard diver braved death to enter a submerged vehicle stuck in rushing rapids just yards from the brink of Niagara Falls.

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A U.S. Coast Guard rescue diver removes a passenger from a vehicle in the water at the brink of Niagara Falls, N.Y. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News via AP)
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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard diver braved death Wednesday to enter a submerged vehicle stuck in rushing rapids just yards from the brink of Niagara Falls. The diver was lowered from a hovering helicopter, climbed into the car and pulled out the body of its lone occupant, a woman in her 60s, said Angela Berti, a spokeswoman for NYS Park Police. The woman’s fate wasn’t immediately disclosed by officials and it…

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