2 Women suffering from heat exhaustion rescued from South Mountain

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Two women had to be rescued from South Mountain Park on Sunday after they were overcome by the heat.

The Phoenix Fire Department technical rescue crews responded to a call about two women on a trail who were exhausted from the heat.

The Phoenix police/fire department Firebird helicopter assisted in locating the patients. Technical rescue crews along with the helicopter used a screamer suit/hoist evacuation, according to Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Larry Nunez.

The rescue took approximately two hours.

Nunez said the weather was hot and humid, making it difficult for the patients and crews.

The women were transported to local hospitals for evaluation and treatment of heat exhaustion.