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Watch: Stranded off-roaders rescued by helicopter in Collier County

Posted at 1:55 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 13:55:18-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies are releasing video of an aerial rescue overnight in a remote section of Big Cypress National Preserve in Collier County.

According to the Collier County Sheriff's Office, crews responded to a call early Monday morning of three off-roaders stuck in the wilderness.

The aviation crew was able to use night vision technology to locate the three people standing atop a swamp buggy around 2:40am. They relayed their location to a larger rescue helicopter, which arrived to lift the victims out of the woods.

They report the victims were cold and tired, but unharmed.