News Release

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Niagara Falls

Case Number: 23-OCD-370   

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Mississauga, ON (10 September, 2023) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 19-year-old man last night in Niagara Falls.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 7 p.m. on September 9, Niagara Parks Police officers were looking for a man in distress. Officers found the man in the area of River Road and Hiram Street.
  • He jumped over the barrier and fell into the Niagara gorge.
  • Officers located the man deceased.
One subject official and three witness officials has been designated at this time.
Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at:

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call the Affected Persons Program General Referral Line at 1-877-641-1897 or click here for more information:

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES