Dehydrated hiker airlifted from Piestewa Peak

Dehydrated hiker airlifted from Piestewa Peak

Credit: Phoenix Fire Department

Dehydrated hiker airlifted from Piestewa Peak

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by Christina O'Haver

azfamily.com

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 18 at 4:50 PM

PHOENIX --  A woman hiking a Phoenix mountain Thursday evening was airlifted from the trail after becoming dehydrated, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

Capt. Benjamin Santillan said firefighters were called to Piestewa Peak around 6:30 p.m. for a hiker in distress and found a 36-year-old woman feeling overcome by the heat.

She began hiking around 5 p.m. with one bottle of water. Santillan said other hikers were providing her with more water.

She was treated for dehydration and transported to a local hospital.

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