The California Highway Patrol's helicopter unit at the Napa County Airport rescued two exhausted hikers Tuesday near Berryessa Peak in rural Napa County.
The Sheriff's Office requested help with search and rescue at 3 p.m. after the two Woodland men, both in their 20s, used their cellphones to call for help, the CHP said.
A chopper with three officers on board found the hikers on a trail in mountainous terrain approximately seven miles from their vehicle, which had been parked on Berryessa Knoxville Road. They had been hiking for nine hours in 95-degree heat with minimal water and were exhausted, the CHP said.
The rescue crew hoisted the hikers into the helicopter and flew them to a landing zone near their vehicle. They were evaluated by waiting emergency personnel.
The hikers needed water, but did not require further medical care, according to the CHP.
The CHP said the operation took about 20 minutes.
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