Tonawanda News — “I think, from the time we were notified, it took about 20 minutes to get her out of the water,” Page said.
Park police said they don’t know what the woman was doing in the gorge or how she ended up in the water.
“The gorge is open to traffic, but we want them to stay away from the water,” Page said.
The major estimated his officers and city firefighters are called to the gorge an average of 10 to 12 times a year to make rescues.
For Gates, finding someone fighting for their life in the Whirlpool was the last thing he expected to encounter on his nature walk.
“No, not really, we didn’t expect that,” he said.