Emergency Responders Airlift Hikers Trapped in Rugged California Wilderness

Emergency responders used a helicopter to rescue two hikers stuck on a steep hillside in Calaveras County, California, on Sunday, August 14, according to the Sacramento Fire Department.

The hikers had spent the night on the hill but felt they could not get out of the remote terrain on their own according to California Highway Patrol Valley Division Air Operations, who assisted in the rescue.

The fire department reported that once the team located the hikers near the Mokelumne River, they were hoisted into the helicopter.

This video posted by the Sacramento Fire Department shows the rescue. Credit: Sacramento Fire Department via Storyful

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