Father & Son Rescue Canoeists in Niag...

Father & Son Rescue Canoeists in Niagara River

There are 24 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Apr 12, 2008, titled Father & Son Rescue Canoeists in Niagara River. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

The Erie County Sheriff's Department credits a Grand Island father and son with saving the lives of two canoeists in the Niagara River off Grand Island on Saturday afternoon.

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Grand Island, NY

#1 Apr 12, 2008
lucky they were there

Buffalo, NY

#2 Apr 12, 2008

Windham, ME

#3 Apr 12, 2008

Buffalo, NY

#4 Apr 12, 2008
What posseses you to venture into the Niagara River in icy conditions without proper gear? Their ignorance put the two rescuers and others in danger. Darwin Award nominees.
West Side

United States

#5 Apr 12, 2008

Good job guys. You are a shining example to the rest of the region.

Dunkirk, NY

#6 Apr 13, 2008
Why should resources be wasted on such re-ta-rd-s that lack common sense?
if it feels good i do it

Middlesex, NY

#7 Apr 13, 2008

Buffalo, NY

#8 Apr 13, 2008
Turd Erickson

Depew, NY

#10 Apr 13, 2008
Good job by Grand Island Fireman and the neighbors!

York, ME

#11 Apr 13, 2008
You can have your Tiger Woods. These guys are the real heros.

Hamburg, NY

#12 Apr 13, 2008
tom wrote:
lucky they were there
And stupid they are.
Steve Pollard

Depew, NY

#13 Apr 13, 2008
And the fire dispatcher did a great job too!
disgruntled RM employee

Buffalo, NY

#15 Apr 13, 2008
but yes, good job to the father and son, sorry to rain on your parade with my previous comment
Rich North Buffalo

United States

#19 Apr 13, 2008
The Upper Niagara suffers no fools.
Wet suit,suitable pfd (worn- not sitting in the bottom of the boat)a cel phone in a waterproof case,letting others know where you are going and when to expect you back.
These are the minimum requirement.
Oren Baris of PathsPeaksPaddles has an excellent safety and rescue course for canoers and kayakers.
I'd highly suggest it to anyone contemplating paddling the upper niagara.
Two Dumb People

New York, NY

#20 Apr 13, 2008
Great Idea!! Let's find the smallest boat possible and paddle down the Niagara River. Maybe we can try and hurdle the falls. Oops too late we capsized.:(

Syracuse, NY

#21 Apr 13, 2008
The river and lake are only 33 degrees!

I bet they were rowing hard to gain speed to jump the Falls!

"stupid is, as stupid does"

United States

#22 Apr 13, 2008
The guys that saved them are heroes... May the lord bless you for saving their lives..

Brookfield, WI

#23 Apr 14, 2008
Yet another reas that Grand Island is a GRAND place to live!
Old Willy

Buffalo, NY

#25 Apr 14, 2008
When looking at the photo, the water seems calm. How'd these guys flip the canoe over?
Buffalo man

Plymouth, MN

#26 Apr 14, 2008
Let's celebrate with another underage drinking party on GI

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