Marine Corps helicopter rescues stranded hiker

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Associated Press

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 10 at 4:30 PM

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A helicopter from the Marine Corps air station at Yuma rescue a stranded hiker who climbed a rock structure in the Castle Dome Mountains but couldn't make it back down.

The Yuma Sun (http://bit.ly/11R3MZP ) reports that an airman rappelled down to the stranded 22-year-old.

Both were then lifted off by the helicopter and flown to an area near the base of the rock structure.

A Marine Corps spokeswoman says the hiker was uninjured but stranded and showing symptoms of heat exhaustion when the rescue was performed Saturday.

The hiker was among six people out hiking.

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