Arizona firefighters respond to five hiking rescues in less than two hours

ARIZONA (KSAZ) - Phoenix and Scottsdale Fire responded to five rescue calls in total in less than two hours this morning - most of them being heat-related.


Camelback Mountain: A 33-year-old man was rescued from Cholla Trail after injuring his ankle and experiencing heat-related issues, officials say. He was taken to the hospital.

South Mountain: Officials say they started an IV for a 43-year-old woman who had heat-related problems and vertigo on Pima Canyon Trail. She was able to walk with help from firefighters.

Deem Hills Recreation Area: By the time firefighters arrived, the two people who called for help had rested and drank enough water to walk down the trail without assistance.

Dove Valley Road: Crews are currently responding to a call about a 14-year-old girl having heat-related issues.


Sunrise Trail: Firefighters are involved in an "air operation" to rescue an injured hiker who is in stable condition.


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