- Associated Press - Monday, October 16, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Police divers are back in the Niagara River to search for the body of an officer who went missing during a training dive.

The Buffalo Police Department said Sunday that the search for Officer Craig Lehner that began on Friday afternoon is now a recovery mission.

Authorities say Lehner was participating in a training exercise on the river at Buffalo when he went missing. Police, emergency crews and the U.S. Coast Guard participated in the search, which resumed Monday morning after being suspended Sunday because of rough conditions.

Police dive teams from Rochester and other jurisdictions are helping with the search.


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