CHP chopper aids in Pescadero Beach rescue

December 30, 2008 12:56:55 PM PST
Authorities used a California Highway Patrol helicopter to rescue two people stranded at Pescadero State Beach in unincorporated San Mateo County Monday afternoon, according to the CHP.

The CHP received a call at about 3:30 p.m. from state park officials who said the two victims were stranded on a large rock on the beach.

The helicopter, manned by two crewmembers, flew to the location, hoisted the victims to safety and flew them to a nearby parking lot, according to the CHP.

The victims, Janice Madruga, 64, and Caje Remedios, 56, were not injured, according to the CHP.