Tourists near Lake Tahoe, Calif., managed to record a home video of two U.S. Navy Helicopters submerging into the lake -- before swiftly regaining altitude, just in the nick of time.

The tourists' footage, which you can see below, was officially recognized as a true account of what occurred back on Sept. 13 by Lt. Aaron Kakiel, the Navy's media officer in the area.

Though it appears as if the pilots are purposely performing a stunt, it's been said that the two MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters were trying to hover just a few feet above the water's surface, when their power gave out briefly.

Fortunately they pulled up and managed to escape from the water's grasp just before they submerged completely.

Looking at the blunder from a financial perspective, the choppers are worth $33 million each, and Navy officials have dubbed it a "Class C Mishap," meaning the water damage will cost between $50,000 and $500,000 to repair. Lt. Aaron Kakiel also noted that: "The incident is not typical."

We should hope so -- at least until they make underwater helicopters.