Toward the edge of one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls, a nerve-wracking drama is unfolding. Yes, two men are stranded on board a runaway barge heading for the 170-foot drop of Niagara’s Horseshoe Falls. As the rapids rush violently around them, will they manage to escape a deadly plunge?
On the afternoon of August 6, 1918, James Harris and Gustav Lofberg were busy dredging sandbanks on the Niagara River, around a mile upstream of the famous falls. But when this routine operation went wrong, their vessel broke free. And in the churning currents, it wasn’t long before they found themselves facing a terrifying fate.