BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo police have found the body of an officer who went missing during a training dive in the Niagara River.
The Buffalo Police Department said Tuesday that the body of 34-year-old Officer Craig Lehner was recovered in the area where a search had been going on since Friday afternoon.
BPD say thank you to all the agencies who helped bring our Officer Craig Lehner home. God bless him. May he rest in peace.— Buffalo Police Dept (@BPDAlerts) October 17, 2017
Authorities say Lehner was participating in a routine training exercise on the river at Buffalo near Unity Island when he failed to resurface. Police, emergency crews and the U.S. Coast Guard participated in the search.
A procession brought Lehner's body to Erie County Medical Center as police and firefighters lined the route.
Lehner, a nine-year veteran of the force, was a member of Buffalo's K-9 unit and underwater recovery team.