Over the years, in a series of dramatic rescue attempts, the latest was the rescue of the body of a woman in an underwater car in Niagara Falls.
The most recent rescue operation was on Wednesday, when first responders received a call saying that a car had been rushed to the edge of a 180-foot waterfall.
Rescuers used helicopters and drones to determine that there was a woman in the car.
Due to the conditions and the location of the drifting vehicle, a fast water rescue team could not reach it.
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew was called in and hoisted the woman's body to the shore.
In another dramatic rescue at a popular landmark, a man survived within two feet of the edge.
The rescue took place in March 2003. Quest TV shared a video showing the man in a blue trench coat staring at the window sill.
The police said at the time that the man waded in the water and attempted suicide, which was not uncommon in the area.
He stuck his feet into the cracks in the surface of the underwater rock, then walked to the ledge and stayed there, only two feet away from the 170-foot drop.
The video shows rescuers assessing the situation from the ground in strong wind and turbulent water.
When the man's feet slipped from the rock, a rescue helicopter was called and flew overhead.
He managed to grab the rock with his hands, and the helicopter crew quickly threw a flotation device at him.
He grabbed the ring, but was trapped under the ice shelf, and the helicopter crew was reluctant to lift him because the man was too weak.
A rescuer caught the man, urged him to fight and kick him in the leg, as they were trying to fasten his rescue seat belt.
This allowed the rescuers on the ice above to pull him out, ending his two-hour immersion in the cold water.
Those involved in the rescue of the man said they were surprised that he could survive this experience.
In March 2009, a man became the third person to survive a 180-foot fall from Niagara Falls.
According to the Independent, he climbed a wall before jumping into the Niagara River.
After jumping off, rescuers found him naked, clutching a floating log at the bottom of the waterfall.
The man refused the rescue operation until a firefighter finally swam to 60 yards in the water and dragged him to safety.
The 30-year-old man was taken to the hospital in a critical condition but is expected to survive.
In a rescue in November 2019, a man held onto the wood for several hours before the rescuers were able to find him.
A video from the local media WGRZ showed that divers used a cable system to find the man, who was first spotted by tourists.
"I just kept telling him,'We are helpful. I understand. We are not going anywhere,'" New York State Park Police Major Clyde Dotty told the New York Post.
Rescuers put a seat belt around him, and when he drifted away from their reach, a senior officer was ready to catch him.
He was taken ashore with the help of firefighters and showed signs of hypothermia.
In most cases, the authorities require the national power department to change the water flow in the area, slow down or lower the water level to improve conditions for rescuers.
The same strategy was used in Wednesday’s emergency response as the diver was lowered to an underwater vehicle.
The law enforcement agency said that how the woman and her car fell into the water is still under investigation.
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