Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride Incident

Press Release
Contact: Michelle Roman, Mayor                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: (716) 439-6665
E-mail: mroman@lockportny.gov

Press Conference 3pm at Lockport City Hall, 1 Locks Plaza, Lockport, NY 14094

Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride Incident

6/12/2023

Jonathan Schultz- Niagara County Director of Emergency Management Services
Sheriff Filicetti- Niagara County Sheriff
Chief Steven Abbott- Lockport Police Department
Chief Luca Quagliano- Lockport Fire Department
Andrea Czopp- Destination Niagara USA
Thomas Callahan- Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride
Michelle Roman- Mayor

At approximately 11:20am a boat capsized inside the Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride with 28 visitors affiliated with Destination Niagara and 1 staff member.  Lockport Fire and Police were first on scene supported by Niagara County EMS and Sheriff, mutual aid from area volunteer fire services, NYS Troopers, NYS Fire, NYS EMS, NYS Canal Authority.

11 people were transported to area hospitals for minor injuries, with a broken arm as the most severe.  1 fatality that is under investigation.  This scene will be closed until further notice.