Customs helicopter crew rescues hikers, dog

2014-08-19T16:54:00Z 2014-08-20T09:29:37Z Customs helicopter crew rescues hikers, dogArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 19, 2014 4:54 pm  • 

Two men and their dog were rescued by a helicopter crew from Customs and Border Protection on Saturday in the Dos Cabezas Mountains near Willcox.

The two hikers were suffering from dehydration when they were rescued by the agency's Office of Air and Marine’s Tucson Air Branch.

At about 3:41 p.m. the air branch received a request from the Cochise County sheriff's search and rescue requesting assistance to help the two stranded men, according to a press release from CBP.

The Blackhawk pilot located the hikers and was able to land near their position.

After crew members checked their medical conditions, the men and their dog were flown to the search command post for further treatment.

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