Injured hiker airlifted from Phoenix trail

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Rescuers airlifted a man who was hurt while hiking on a desert trail near South Mountain on Friday morning. By Mike Gertzman Rescuers airlifted a man who was hurt while hiking on a desert trail near South Mountain on Friday morning. By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- Rescuers airlifted a man who was hurt while hiking on a desert trail near South Mountain on Friday morning.

The man injured his head, according to a spokesman for the Phoenix Fire Department.

Firefighters placed the victim in a basket and he was lifted out of the desert by a line lowered from a helicopter.

A firefighter accompanied the victim as he was flown to an ambulance parked in an Ahwatukee neighborhood.

Details on the hiker's condition are not available.