Hikers, Lost For Days And Out of Water, Rescued From Big Cypress Preserve

A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue helicopter crew rescued two hikers who were lost for several days and out of water from the Big Cypress National Preserve on Friday.

The hikers were rescued in a joint effort between MDFR, the National Park Service and the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

"The men became lost after several days of trying to navigate a waterlogged section of the Florida Trail," the CCSO said in a statement. "They were standing in shin-deep water and were low on food and out of water when first responders arrived."

The men were found four miles south of the 63 Mile Marker on Interstate 75.

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