- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a search has resumed along a stretch of the Niagara River where a man may have fallen into the water.

Coast Guard officials in Buffalo say they received a report around 10:40 p.m. Monday from Niagara County authorities that a 51-year-old man in Lewiston went missing while shoveling snow earlier that night.

A search of the area just north of Niagara Falls turned up footprints in the snow leading down to the river.

The Coast Guard, sheriff’s office and local police and fire crews searched the area upriver from the falls but found no sign of the man.

Coast Guard crews based at the station in the neighboring town of Porter are searching the shoreline and a helicopter from the Coast Guard air station in Detroit is expected to join the search.

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