VILLANOW, Ga. — First responders are credited with saving two trapped hikers amid swift-moving waters in north Georgia, Wednesday.

Walker County officials said they were called to a section of East Armuchee Creek just before 9 a.m. in regard to two men who were stranded amid rising water near Manning Mill and East Armuchee roads.

Officials said the two had left on a hiking trip on Tuesday and planned on leaving before sundown. But as the weather worsened in the area, they found crossing the creek in a truck to be an unsafe idea. Spotty cell phone service in the Chattahoochee National Forest left them with little choice - meaning they weren't able to make a successful call until the next morning.

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Once crews finally learned of their plight, firefighters rushed to the scene and set up a special cable system across the creek and attached a rescue vest.

Rescuers also acted as spotters upstream to look for floating debris in case a second rescue was necessary. After nearly an hour, fire crews managed to pull both men to safety. 

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In all, Walker County Fire Rescue, the Department of Corrections and the Walker County Sheriff's Office helped in the rescue.