Firefighters rescue 2 hikers on Camelback Mountain

- Phoenix firefighters have rescued two hikers who got stuck on Camelback Mountain's Echo Canyon Trail, a popular hiking and climbing area.

Fire Capt. Jake Van Hook said at some point the hikers got off the main trail and into a position where they feared falling from an elevated position.

A live video feed showed firefighters rappelling down a nearly vertical area of the mountain with the two hikers one by one to rescue crews waiting in a somewhat flatter area.

"They required hi-angle rescue to get them down from the position where they were stuck, however once they were down and back on a trail, they were able to walk to parking lot," said Van Hook.

The hikers and rescue crews were not injured during the incident.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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