EXCLUSIVE: CHP Northern Air-Ops Rescues 2 hikers

Our Action News Now crew was along for the ride when the amazing rescue took place.

Posted: Apr. 16, 2019 6:05 PM
Updated: Apr. 16, 2019 6:05 PM

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" two hikers, missing for five days, are safe tonight. and action news now was onboard the chp helicopter the moment the rescue was made. ### good evening, i'm lauren martinez. and i'm alan marsden. this all happened today as our crew flew with the chp northern division air operations. and as you just saw, they captured the moment the two hikers, lost near fall river mills, were found. action news now reporter spencer joseph was on board and starts us off with this exclusive story. sot: since we are the only air operation up here we do a lot of this kind of stuff. nat of helicopter tuesday morning& 9 am& the california highway patrol northern air operations lifts off to search for 2 people missing in a remote area of siskyou county& for 5 days& crews had been searching on the ground with no success so it was time to take to the air&. first stop& fall river mills airport to pick up fuel and discuss the search patern& then it was back in the air as we came up over a ridge piolt steve weyland spotted what looked to be foot prints in the snow& after circling a few times& sot: yeah looks like its just going from tree to tree& looks kind of animally to me& lets head over this ridge and see if we can find something the next stop& an arrow drawn on the ground that ground search and rescue crews had found the now to another rescue we've operation up here we do a lot of this kind of stuff. nat of helicopter tuesday morning& 9 am& the california highway patrol northern air operations lifts off to search for 2 people missing in a remote area of siskyou county& for 5 days& crews had been searching on the ground with no success so it was time to take to the air&. first stop& fall river mills airport to pick up fuel and discuss the search patern& then it was back in the air as we came up over a ridge piolt steve weyland spotted what looked to be foot prints in the snow& after circling a few times& sot: yeah looks like its just going from tree to tree& looks kind of animally to me& lets head over this ridge and see if we can find something the next stop& an arrow drawn on the ground that ground search and rescue crews had found the day before&. nat sot: in this clearing pointing in a directon up furter into the mountians. sot: spencer can you see that arrow down there? so the piolt ant flight officer brought the helicopter to head along a small road where the arrow had pointed too& soon after bingo&. piolt weyland and i spotted a small ploom of smoke on the horizon& sot: yeah i can see them right there waving! both men were spotted& along with a furry friend. sot: oh they have a dog with them too! now the challenge became finding a place to land& tricky stuff on uneven terrain& nat of blades&. but easy work for this expirenced crew& now came the rescue& and after 5 days of being in the woods& these two were over joyed sot: oh man we are so glad to see you& we thought we were gonna die out &reso i dngo ch-&bte. h&ou d temikan-ireib sy&anits&-orthen h fay i a crib sryhaisus jophiopeatnsfo nw m enr now to another the only air operation up here we do a lot of this kind of stuff. nat of helicopter tuesday morning& 9 am& the california highway patrol northern air operations lifts off to search for 2 people missing in a remote area of siskyou county& for 5 days& crews had been searching on the ground with no success so it was time to take to the air&. first stop& fall river mills airport to pick up fuel and discuss the search patern& then it was back in the air as we came up over a ridge piolt steve weyland spotted what looked to be foot prints in the snow& after circling a few times& sot: yeah looks like its just going from tree to tree& looks kind of animally to me& lets head over this ridge and see if we can find something the next stop& an arrow drawn on the ground that ground search and rescue crews had found the day before&. nat sot: in this clearing pointing in a directon up furter into the mountians. sot: spencer can you see that arrow down there? so the piolt ant flight officer brought the helicopter to head along a small road where the arrow had pointed too& soon after bingo&. piolt weyland and i spotted a small ploom of smoke on the horizon& sot: yeah i can see them right there waving! both men were spotted& along with a furry friend. sot: oh they have a dog with to!owth unenerinnaof-bde. bt syorfo this expirenced crew& now came the rescue& and after 5 days of being in the woods& these two were over joyed sot: oh man we are so glad to see you& we thought we were gonna die out here. sot: i'm doing so much better&. so much&. i thought i was going to die. and since there was only 4 seats& we happly gave up our two so these two could get home as quickly as possible& nat don't worry& they eventually came back for us& and while this seem like an incredible story& and it is& for these men who fly& its just another day at the office&. stand down: and just like that we are back on our way to fall river airport after rescuing two hikers for 5 days& its an incredible story that is just another heroic day for the california highway patrol northern air operations& for action news
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