UPDATED 2:55 PM PT – Thursday, August 27, 2020
The rescue of two firefighters in California was caught on camera earlier this month. Authorities found them in the mountains near Point Reyes National Seashore, which is north of San Francisco.
Two local firefighters were trapped by the Woodward Fire, which has burned more than 2,000 acres and was moving very quickly.
Authorities immediately responded by sending a helicopter to find them.
Officials were able to spot them within 15 minutes. Rescue teams rappelled 100 feet down to retrieve the men, who were dangerously close to the fire line.
WATCH: Two California firefighters rescued by helicopter after being stranded in heavy brush fire Friday night (CNN) pic.twitter.com/0BGLCebeFv
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The unidentified firefighters were taken to safety and are reportedly expected to make a full recovery.