2 People Rescued In Disabled Boat Right Before Niagara Falls
One male and female were rescued late Sunday night after something happened to their boat on the Niagara River and floated toward The Falls. The duo got about a half-mile a way from making the plunge.
It was a windy Monday and police used a boat to get to the pair, due to the helicopter not being the most efficient because of wind. According to NBC:
Lt. Patrick Moriarty of the park police said the agency's boat designed for river rescues is docked near Goat Island, down river from where the boaters got stranded. Still, the boaters, a 45-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, put their lives at risk for even cruising into the river's exclusion zone, he said. The exclusion zone is a federally designated section that extends hundreds of yards upriver from the brink.