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Police Officer Craig E. Lehner drowned while conducting a training dive with other members of the Buffalo Police Underwater Recovery Team at the Niagara River. A cable connecting Officer Lehner to his diving crew broke leaving him underwater. Officer Lehner's body was recovered 5 days later. Officer Lehner is the ninth officer fatality from the state of New York.