Man swims across Niagara River in an effort to illegally enter the United States


U.S. Border Patrol responded Tuesday evening to a report of an adult male swimming across the Niagara River from Canada, south of the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls.

Responding agents found a life vest and swim fins near the shoreline.

The man was not found in the area, however, a vehicle allegedly involved in the incident was identified. A law enforcement notification was issued.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office located the identified vehicle at a local mall just after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning. Border patrol agents arrested the suspected swimmer and two other individuals believed to be involved. The suspected swimmer and one of the individuals are citizens of Spain. The third individual and driver of the vehicle is a citizen of the United States.

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