Cell phone aids rescue of man stranded in Lost Dutchman State Park

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PINAL COUNTY - Man safely rescued after getting lost between two cliffs in Lost Dutchman State Park.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Ian Sredersas went on a hike in the Lost Dutchman State Park and after getting in area beyond his skill level he became stranded.

He was able to get a cell signal and call 911 before his phone died Tuesday evening around 6 p.m.

PCSO activated a search and rescue posse to locate Sredersas, 20, from Michigan.

Crews located him around 10 p.m and assisted additional personnel for a rescue. Around 3 a.m. Sredersas was safely rescued.

"I'm very pleased with the effort put forth to find Mr. Sredersas," Sheriff Paul Babeu said. "Our Search and Rescue Team consists of volunteers and deputies who are dedicated and well-trained in various Search and Rescue disciplines. Using their training and experience, they were able to locate Mr. Sredersas and with the assistance of the Maricopa County Aviation/Rescue Unit, he was flown to safety.”