Man thought to have suffered stroke rescued from Scottsdale Mountain Preserve

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PHOENIX -- A 62-year-old man had to be rescued from the Scottsdale Mountain Preserve after suffering what was thought to have been a stroke.

Both the Scottsdale and Phoenix fire departments responded just before 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

They were able to use GPS coordinates from a cell phone to locate the man approximately one mile from the Tom’s Thumb trailhead.  

Along with his suspected stroke, responders said the man also suffered injuries sustained during a fall.

The man was flown off the mountain and taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn for further evaluation and treatment.