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Buffalo Police Diver Missing, Presumed Dead After Training Tragedy

October 16, 2017  | 

Buffalo Officer Craig Lehner with his K-9 "Shield." Lehner went missing after a training exercise with the department's Underwater Recovery Team Friday. He is presumed dead. (Photo: Buffalo PD/Facebook)
Buffalo Officer Craig Lehner with his K-9 "Shield." Lehner went missing after a training exercise with the department's Underwater Recovery Team Friday. He is presumed dead. (Photo: Buffalo PD/Facebook)

The search for missing Buffalo police diver Craig Lehner entered its fourth day Monday morning as boats and dive teams returned to the Niagara River. He is presumed dead.

Authorities have been searching for Lehner, 34, since Friday afternoon when he failed to surface from a training exercise with the Buffalo Police Underwater Recovery Team. The U.S. Coast Guard says a cable connecting Lehner to his diving crew broke, leaving him stranded alone underwater.

Lehner, a nine-year veteran of the force, is a full-time K-9 officer, the Buffalo News reports.


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Michelle Robb @ 10/17/2017 10:53 AM

His suit he took off maybe because it was stuck on something underwater. He may have got hurt someway with a leg or knee injury . Maybe in shallow water where there may be catfish or where you find many catfish . Possibly by boat docks or underneath . I pray for his safe return and someone helps him .

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