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FORT ERIE, Ont. – A 60-year-old Ft. Erie man who apparently had second thoughts about a watery suicide was pulled out of the fairly shallow water just south of the Peace Bridge about 7:40 p.m. Thursday.

As the man clung to a rock about 50 feet from the break wall south of the bridge, a Fort Erie fire fighter who was hooked up to a rope went into the water and helped him back onto the shore.

The man was taken by ambulance for treatment and mental evaluation at the Niagara Falls, Ontario, General Hospital. The Fort Erie Fire Department and Niagara Regional Police crews were called to the scene along with an ambulance. The U.S. Coast Guard’s Buffalo station was called to help but a Coast Guard boat arrived just after the man was taken from the water.