GRASS VALLEY (CBS13) – Two teens faced a real-life cliffhanger Sunday while they were stranded atop a high mountain cliff at 8,600 feet.
The teen boys, 16 and 17 years old, were stuck on a sheer cliff in the Sierra Buttes, north of Interstate 80 between Grass Valley and Truckee.READ MORE: Large Fight At Park In Natomas Leaves 1 Man Dead
“This was the pinnacle of my career as rescues go. Hopefully we don’t have another one like this,” said California Highway Patrol Officer David White.READ MORE: Palo Alto Woman Alexandra Souverneva Accused Of Starting Fawn Fire In Shasta County
CHP responded with a helicopter to rescue the boys, but faced some challenges with winds blowing at more than 20 miles per hour.MORE NEWS: Reality Sets In For Fawn Fire Evacuees In Shasta County
After several attempts, the boys were able to be hoisted up into the helicopter and taken to safety.