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.