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Bizarre Niagara River Rescue

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A woman who was clearly in the midst of a mental health crisis was brought to safety by several government agencies on Sunday. On a homemade raft and refusing any help, the woman threatened law enforcement with dual blades. Ultimately the agents used a ‘fishing net’ to disarm the woman and take her to safety.

“The heroic actions of agents and officers to save this woman’s life is amazing,” said Patrol Agent in Charge Brady Waikel. “They risked their lives to help a distraught woman in very dangerous conditions.”

Once safe the women was sent directly to a local hospital for hypothermia. Read more about this story.

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