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Injured man rescued from Niagara River Gorge

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – An injured man whose calls for help were heard on the American side of the Niagara River Gorge was rescued Tuesday morning by Canadian emergency services crews.

Niagara Parks Police said they were notified at about 6 a.m. Tuesday that a man was calling for help in the vicinity of Hiram Street. Staff from the Maid of the Mist, on the American side of the gorge, heard those calls and reported them to New York State Parks Police.

The man, who was in his 30s and from Nova Scotia, had a sleeping bag and apparently had been sleeping on the ledge when he fell from the gorge wall. He was found in the gorge a short time later, Niagara Parks Police said.

Members of Niagara Parks Police Service High Angle River Team, the Niagara Falls Fire Department and Niagara Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene.

The man, who was conscious and speaking with emergency personnel throughout the rescue, was brought to safety at about 8:30 a.m. and taken to a hospital, police said. The extent of his injuries are unknown, police said, and the incident remains under investigation.