Published: Feb 07, 2013 11:35 PM EST

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla.- Two python hunters got stranded and disoriented in the Everglades Thursday. It happened 15 miles west of U.S. Highway 27 at the northernmost border of Broward County.

The sheriff's office used a helicopter to find the hunters. It took about 30 minutes.

The 22-year-old and 25-year-old men from Tennessee were lightheaded and weak, and had heat exhaustion and were dehydrated. Both men refused to be taken to the hospital.