- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a body recovered from Lake Ontario off the western New York shore has been identified as that of a Canadian man who fell into the Niagara River while on a family outing last weekend.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office says Thursday the body recovered Tuesday morning is that of 25-year-old Mohammad Maaz Shaikh of Hamilton, Ontario.

Deputies say Shaikh fell into the river on the Canadian side while hiking in the Niagara Gorge during a family gathering last Saturday at the Niagara Glen Nature Preserve in Ontario. Police say he left the marked trails, climbed onto a rock, fell into the water and was swept away by the current.

A search was launched but was called off after several hours.

His body was spotted by a fisherman near where the river meets the lake.

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