Police telling now say they have identified a man and his child, who were the subject of an air and foot search earlier this week in the Niagara Gorge. A concerned citizen contacted police on Monday, after spotting a man carrying a baby heading down the stairs into the Gorge.

Police say the citizen became worried because neither the man nor the baby were dressed appropriately for hiking. NRP, Parks Police and Niagara Helicopters all participated in a search of the Gorge.

Police now say both are safe and the investigation is closed.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

Police say they are are seeking assistance identifying a male seen walking in the area of Niagara Gorge, located off Niagara River Parkway and Whirlpool Road, in the City of Niagara Falls.The male was spotted on the wooden stairs that lead to a trail, frequently used by hikers and fishermen.

At approximately 5:00pm, Monday February 8th, police received information about this male, described as black, 25-35 years, 5’10″, thin build, carrying a baby (approximately 1 year old).

Due to the wet conditions on the trail, a concerned citizen noticed neither the male nor the baby were dressed appropriately for hiking.

Officers continue to check the trail and are looking to speak with anyone who may have been in the area and observed the male matching this description.

Please contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111 ext 2200.

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