Watch: Buffalo Police Department Update The Search For Missing Police Diver


BUFFALO(AP) — Police divers went 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.

WGRZ-TV reports that the likelihood of divers being able to have a productive day wasn’t going to be there.

“Most of the day was done with electronic scanning,” said Lt. Jeff Rinaldo of the Buffalo Police.

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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