Crews rescue hiker hanging from ledge on Papago Mountain

- First responders rescued a hiker who was hanging from a ledge on Papago Mountain early Thursday morning.

The Phoenix Fire Department says along with Tempe fire crews, firefighters were called to the mountain just before 1 a.m. after two men in their 20s were trapped on a ledge near the top of Papago Mountain.

Firefighters say the two men began their hike at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday night and one of the men was eventually able to get down on his own.

A helicopter was called into locate the second hiker, who ended up hanging 20 feet from a ledge with one hand.

Once they found him, firefighters were able to help him safely walk down the mountain. 

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