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Search continues for missing Toronto man, swept into Niagara River

Police are continuing to search the Niagara River and its shoreline for a missing Toronto man after emergency services received reports of people in distress in the water on Sunday.

A 22-year-old woman died after she went into the water on Sunday

Police are continuing to search the Niagara River and its shoreline for a 27-year-old man who went into the water on Sunday. (Dan Taekema/CBC)

Police are continuing to search the Niagara River and its shoreline for a missing Toronto man after emergency services received reports of people in distress in the water on Sunday.

A 22-year-old woman, also from Toronto, was pulled from the river in critical condition that day and transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to investigators.

Police previously said the pair were part of a group of friends from the GTA who had gone for a hike in the Niagara Glen near Whirlpool Road. The man and woman went into the water and when the woman began having trouble the 27-year-old swam to help her.

"He disappeared in the current," the service said in a media release at the time, adding that area of the river has "significant currents."

Police, along with Niagara Helicopters and Niagara Jet Boats, searched the area on Monday.

The marine unit was expected to remain on the water Tuesday to continue conducting patrols.

The identity of the woman who died and the missing man have not been released.

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