US border agents arrest five people after boat crossing from Niagara Falls

Five people have been arrested by US Border Patrol agents after they were tipped off about a boat moving between Niagara Falls and Grand Island in New York.

Officials say on Sunday a boat travelled along the shoreline, dropped off passengers, and then returned to Canadian shores.

Border patrol agents in Grand Island were able to locate and stop a dark coloured sedan and arrest four people inside. 

A fifth suspect tried to make a break for it.

Agents were able to track the man through the dense brush and arrested him without incident.