Body found in car that went into Niagara Gorge

Niagara Regional Police say a body was found inside a vehicle that drove off the Niagara River Parkway into the Niagara Gorge Saturday.

The car went over an embankment near the Floral Clock in Queenston and was found heavily damaged about 100 metres below.

Members of the Niagara Parks Police high angle river team and fire services from Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls attended the scene just past noon.

Upon arrival, emergency crews couldn’t spot the vehicle from atop the gorge.

“We actually sent a crew to the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge and we were able to get a visual at that point,” said Niagara-on-the-Lake fire Chief Nick Ruller. “The vehicle came to rest down near the Sir Adam Beck Power Station. There’s an access road down there.”

Officials from Ontario Power Generation worked with emergency crews throughout the day Saturday.

Niagara Regional Police have not identified the body found in the heavily damaged car.

Members of the Niagara Regional Police collision reconstruction unit and the forensic services unit are involved in the investigation.

Witnesses to the incident are asked to phone police at 905-688-4111 ext. 2200.

TORONTO STAR