Two New York State Park Police officers wait to be...

Two New York State Park Police officers wait to be rescued on the upper Niagara River, June 18, 2011 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The officers were plucked from their boat by a Canadian tourist helicopter after they became stranded about 900 feet from the brink of Horseshoe Falls, after they themselves rescued four teens from a disabled motorboat headed toward the falls. Credit: AP

Two New York State Park Police officers trapped in fog on Niagara River about a quarter mile from the famous falls are safe after a Canadian police helicopter hoisted them off the water.

The New York officers were trying to rescue another boat early Saturday morning when they became stymied by the fog about 4 a.m. not far from Niagara Falls. About four hours later, the fog cleared and the officers were rescued by an Ontario Parks Police helicopter.

Officials tell The Buffalo News that the people on the first boat were brought safely to shore about 3 a.m.

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