Arizona Climbers Rescued After Being Stranded in Snow for Two Days

Three people were rescued from a snowy canyon in Sedona, Arizona, on January 26, two days after they first became stranded. Since Sunday night, Sedona has seen about 8 inches of snow, according to local media.

The National Guard, Sedona Fire, Coconino County Search and Rescue, and Yavapai County Search and Rescue worked together to get the climbers to safety during a break in inclement weather conditions, Sedona Fire said.

This clip shows an Arizona National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk crew rescuing the climbers from the canyon.

“The Guardsmen hoisted up the climbers and flew them to a command post where emergency responders transported them to a local hospital,” the National Guard wrote on Facebook. Credit: The National Guard via Storyful