Helicopter’s Daring Mission to Rescue People and Pets from California Wildfires
A water-dropping helicopter was sent on a daring rescue mission to save people and their dogs trapped by flames in the California wildfires. The pilot with the Los Angeles Fire Department maneuvered through thick smoke, devising an extraction plan with his co-pilot, in video captured on a helmet camera. In the video, the pilot struggles to find a safe place to land in the Santa Monica Mountains. “This is rapidly becoming very ugly,” the pilot is recorded saying.