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NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Canadian emergency crews rescued five people from the Niagara Gorge in separate incidents over the weekend, according to the Niagara Parks Police Service.
The most recent incident happened at about 10 p.m. Sunday, when three young men became stranded near Hubbard Point. One was able to get out of the gorge and call 911 for help.
The second young man was raised from the gorge by the Niagara Falls (Ont.) Fire Department using an aerial ladder, and the third was helped out by the Parks Police High Angle River Team. Traffic was temporarily rerouted on River Road during the rescue, which was completed at 11:30 p.m.
The three were charged with trespassing because they climbed over a retaining wall in a posted no-trespassing area.
In the earlier incident, two people from the Toronto area called 911 at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday after they became stranded in the dark in the Niagara Glen, parks police said. They had gone into the glen for a late-afternoon hike but didn't bring any flashlights with them.
Members of the High Angle River Team found them and led them out at 9:45 p.m.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
"In both cases we were glad they called," Niagara Parks Police Constable John Gayder said in a news release.
"We told them to stay where they were so they could avoid injury and not exhaust themselves."

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