Firefighters rescue 2 hikers from Camelback Mountain


Two people who were hiking Camelback Mountain were rescued by Phoenix firefighters Saturday morning.

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, a 27-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man were rescued in two separate incidents.

The 27-year-old said she suffered from heat exhaustion and dehydration while hiking. She passed out halfway through the trail, Phoenix Fire said.

Rescue teams walked alongside her and found the woman in stable condition but too weak to continue the hike. According to the Phoenix Fire Department, technical rescue technicians determined it was necessary to use a Ferris wheel to help the woman descend the rest of the mountain.

She was taken to a local emergency department by ambulance to be assessed by a doctor.

Also, a 39 year old man rolled his ankle while going up the trail. Rescue teams returned to the trailhead and walked to find the man in a stable condition, but in pain.

According to the Phoenix fire, they wrapped and fanned the wound and also helped the man down the mountain. He then refused to be taken to hospital by ambulance and insisted that his family take him instead.

No additional injuries were reported.

Contact breaking news reporter Haleigh Kochanski at [email protected] or on Twitter @HaleighKochans.

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