3 Climbers Rescued from Spillway at Anderson Dam

05-22-2014-rescue
NBC Bay Area

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.

The climbers were pulled out with a helicopter. Cal Fire crews were assisted by responders from Morgan Hill, San Jose and Santa Clara County.

No injuries were reported.

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

 

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