Canadian Man Illegally Enters U.S. by Canoe

3:11 PM, Jan 17, 2013
WGRZ Web Staff

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - A Canadian man was nabbed by U.S. Border Patrol agents after he tried to enter the country illegally by canoe.

Official say the suspect stole a canoe from a home in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and crossed the river using a shovel for a paddle.

Once he reached shore, he abandoned the canoe at a boat ramp in Fort Niagara State Park, located in Youngstown, N.Y.

Agents found the suspect walking out of Fort Niagara State Park and discovered he was in the United States illegally.

Agents have not identified the man, but say he is from British Columbia. He was allegedly trying to get to New York City.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection asks residents to report any suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling 1-800-331-0353 toll free.
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