Injured hiker rescued from Phoenix mountain

Injured hiker rescued from Phoenix mountain

Credit: Phoenix Fire Department

Injured hiker rescued from Phoenix mountain

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by Christina O'Haver

azfamily.com

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 14 at 8:43 AM

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PHOENIX -- A woman was rescued from a mountain in the Deer Valley area early Saturday morning after breaking her ankle.

Phoenix Fire Capt. Benjamin Santillan said the woman, who is in her 40s, hiked about 3.6 miles to the top of a trail in the Deem Hills Recreation Area and slipped on some rocks.

Fire crews from Phoenix, Glendale and Peoria were called around 5:30 a.m.

Firefighters from Phoenix Fire Engine 48 were first on scene and jogged up the trail. Santillan said Capt. Dan Donahue, often seen running along Happy Valley Road, scaled the mountain and was the first to make contact.

Fire crews used a big-wheel operation to bring the woman down the mountain.

No firefighters were injured.

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