Injured hiker rescued from Piestewa Peak

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PHOENIX -- A Valley man is recovering in a hospital after falling during a hike on Piestewa Peak Thursday afternoon.

Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Scott Walker said a man in his 20s fell about 8 feet while hiking a trail.

At one point, the man lost consciousness but was alert and talking when firefighters arrived.

Rescuers had to use a basket and help from a helicopter to get the man off the mountain.

The man suffered serious injuries to his leg. No word on his latest condition.