NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Two men who climbed down into the Niagara Gorge just north of the Rainbow Bridge had to be rescued Sunday night and were charged with trespassing.
The two men, whose names were not released, climbed over a retaining wall near Hiram Street at about 8:30 p.m. and maneuvered down into the gorge, according to Niagara Parks Police.
The men became disoriented as darkness set in and were unable to make it out of the difficult terrain, police said in a news release.
The pair began yelling for help and someone on the American side of the gorge heard their cries and called State Park Police, who contacted Canadian authorities at about 11:25 p.m.
Firefighters were able to hoist the men to safety after they were located by the Parks Police High Angle River Team, authorities said.
The men were uninjured and alcohol did not appear to be a factor.