FORT ERIE, ON — A man and a woman from Fort Erie, Ontario, are dead one day after police responded to a call of three people in the Niagara River, according to the Niagara Regional Police Service.

The body of Joshawa Raymond Douglas Brooks, a 28-year-old from Fort Erie, was pulled from the water at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

A 29-year-old woman from Fort Erie died Saturday in a hospital. The woman and a young child, who is listed in stable condition at a hospital, had been rescued Friday evening by bystander on the Canadian side of the Niagara River.

The Niagara Regional Police Service has not released the identity of the woman as they attempt to contact family members.

Police had responded to a call of three people in the water, and in distress, at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, in the area of Jarvis Street and the Niagara Boulevard in Fort Erie.

The police are asking the public with help. Anyone who might have witnessed the incident is encouraged to call detectives at (905) 688-4111, ext. 9369.

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