Rescue underway as car floasts on brink of Niagara Falls

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A person whose car was in the Niagara River just yards from going over the edge was rescued by first responders Wednesday.

First responders monitor a car partially submerged in the Niagara River near the brink of American Falls, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. A car entered the Niagara River and became stuck in the rapids just yards from the brink of Niagara Falls on Wednesday, the fate of any occupants of the vehicle unknown.
First responders monitor a car partially submerged in the Niagara River near the brink of American Falls in Niagara Falls, NY on Dec. 8, 2021.
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The Buffalo News reporter Stephen Watson posted footage of the terrifying scene, showing the car with its trunk open just yards away from the falls.

Video shows a Coast Guard chopper hovering over the car and lifting the person to safety. Footage showed a crew member lowering himself down to the car to rescue the person.

A U.S. Coast Guard rescue diver is lowered toward the vehicle lodged in the water at the brink of Niagara Falls, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021.
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter arrives at the scene of a car partially submerged in the Niagara River.
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It is unknown how the car got in the river and authorities have said they will provide more information later Wednesday.

More than six million cubic feet of water goes over the massive falls that sits on the US/Canada border every minute.

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.
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 Dec. 8, 2021.
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