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Cal Fire Rescues 3 Hikers In Morgan Hill

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Cal Fire rescued three people from a cliff in Morgan Hill Thursday. (CBS)

Cal Fire rescued three people from a cliff in Morgan Hill Thursday. (CBS)

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MORGAN HILL (BCN) Cal Fire crews rescued three people who got stuck climbing the face of the Anderson Reservoir Dam just outside of Morgan Hill Thursday afternoon, a Cal Fire battalion chief said.

The three climbers were reported stuck about halfway up the face of the dam at about 2 p.m., Battalion Chief Brandon Leitzke said.

They realized they couldn’t get back down the dam and either they or a bystander called for help, Leitzke said.

Two climbers were helped off the dam by ground crews using ropes while the third was pulled out with a helicopter, Leitzke said.

All three were checked out by paramedics at the scene and none were taken to a hospital, he said.

The climbers “just got themselves in a predicament,” Leitzke said.

Cal Fire was assisted in the rescue by the Morgan Hill, San Jose fire departments and the South Santa Clara County Fire Protection District.

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Cal Fire rescued three people from a cliff in Morgan Hill Thursday.  (CBS)

Cal Fire rescued three people from a cliff in Morgan Hill Thursday. (CBS)

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