- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BOLINAS, Calif. (AP) - A helicopter has rescued three hikers trapped by rising tides on a Northern California beach.

The rescue happened Monday afternoon at the Marin National Seashore, on a beach north of the town of Bolinas, the Marin Independent Journal reports (https://bayareane.ws/2ar6w06 ).

The three hikers used their cellphones to call for help when they realized rising tides were trapping them in a cove. Authorities say a steep cliff behind the three blocked their retreat.

The National Park Service summoned a California Highway Patrol rescue helicopter.

The pilot hovered about one foot above the waves and sand so that the hikers could climb aboard.

Authorities say there were no injuries.

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