Shortly after noon on October 1, 1995, Robert Overacker challenged Niagara Falls on a jet ski. The 39 year old from Camarillo, California went over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. He carried a parachute strapped to his back. At the brink, he attempted to discharge the rocket propelled device, but it didn't work. Robert Overacker’s body was found and recovered by the Maid of the Mist staff. His brother and friends watched him go over the Falls, along with the many tourists there that fateful day.