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Police identify fisherman swept into water at Whirlpool State Park

NIAGARA FALLS – State Parks police have identified a Niagara Falls fisherman who lost his footing and was swept under the water on Sunday morning as Dan Ingram, 58, of 81st Street.

The search continued a second day for Ingram, who fell into the water at Whirlpool State Park and was unable to escape the swift-moving current. Police presume he drowned.

Helicopter and ground searches were conducted on Sunday and Monday. His body remained missing on Monday afternoon, but State Parks Police Lt. Patrick Moriarty said, “We will continue to search until we make a recovery.”

A friend who was fishing with Ingram reported just after 7 a.m. Sunday that Ingram had moved closer to the water while he was fishing, lost his footing and fell into the water. He was pulled around the bend at the whirlpool in the Niagara River and into the rapids.

Moriarty said Sunday that fishing in the gorge is popular, but called the site where Ingram fell in “probably the most dangerous location you can pick to fish.”