Coast Guard rescues 2 Sheriff’s Office pilots, gyrocopter pilot

Fort Meade, Fla. — When a Polk County Sheriff's Office helicopter was called upon for help yesterday, nobody expected the rescuers to need rescuing.

The initial call was made after a gyrocopter crashed, but then deputies had a hard landing of their own.

The pilots could not be reached on foot, by boats, or all-terrain vehicles so a Coast Guard helicopter got the men out.

They were taken to the hospital, and expected to be okay.

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