Injured man rescued from Camelback Mountain

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 12:20 PM

PHOENIX -- A 72-year-old man had to be airlifted off Camelback Mountain after he fell and fractured his hip Tuesday morning.

The man was approximately three-fourths up the Echo Canyon trail in the area known as the "upper waterfalls," according to a spokesman from the Phoenix Fire Department.

A technical rescue team climbed up to the man, stabilized him and gave him pain medication.

The rescuers then carried the man uphill approximately 200 yards to a small landing zone where he was loaded into a helicopter and flown down to a ground ambulance.

The man was transported to a local trauma center.

The Echo Canyon trail takes hikers to the peak of Camelback Mountain. 

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