Dramatic Video: Two hikers rescued by Collier County Sheriff’s Office helicopter


COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A CCSO helicopter crew rescued two hikers from the Big Cypress Preserve after a storm on Friday

One of the hikers suffered a medical emergency during the storm. He was showing signs of heat stroke at around 4 p.m.

Due to severe weather, aircrews were unable to respond and a ground search with assistance from the National Park Services began.

Once the weather cleared, three deputies and two North Collier Fire Department rescue specialists responded to the area and began a helicopter search.

After an hour-long search, the hikers were spotted and hoisted safely. They were evaluated by paramedics at a rest area.

“This rescue is a prime example of the great work of our Aviation Bureau,” said Sheriff Kevin Rambosk. “Whether it is a rescue or helping to extinguish brush fires or assisting our Patrol division, our Aviation Bureau is always ready to deploy.”


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