MORGAN HILL, Calif. --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.