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Army Guard CH-47 Gives Lift to Park Police Boat

NIAGARA FALLS--A New York Army National Guard CH-47 based a the Army Aviation Support Facility in Rochester hoists a New York State Park Police out of the Niagara River on Sunday, June 19. The Chinook assigned to Det. 1 Co. B 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation and commanded by Capt. Eric Fritz retrieved the boat after its crew was forced to abandon it just above the falls on Saturday. The State Park Police Crew had rescued stranded boaters when they became disoriented. They anchored their boat and were airlifted to shore by a Canadian rescue helicopter.

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