Watch: Helicopter performs daring rescue of climber hanging onto the edge of a cliff

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KING COUNTY, Wash. - A helicopter rescue team swooped in to action when a hiker was stuck on a cliff above a lake and the entire rescue was caught on camera.

The hiker was told ground teams from Seattle Mountain Rescue and King County Explorer Search and Rescue were on their way.

However, it would be several hours before they could reach him.

The hiker told authorities he was afraid he wouldn't be able to hold onto the ledge that long.

The Snohomish Helicopter Rescue Team was called to action and used a strop extraction technique to rescue him.

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