Teen working on school project rescued from Piestewa Peak

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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PHOENIX -- A teen was rescued from Piestewa Peak Sunday after falling while working on a school project.

Students in a digital film class were told to make a video based on a word of their choice.

Chris said he and his group were trying to illustrate the word "adrenaline" by filming a classmate climbing a mountain.

"She fell off a sheer cliff about 15 feet and then smacked the ground and then rolled probably another six or seven feet," he said. "She had a pretty bad laceration on her ankle. When I was climbing up to get the camera, a small rock hit her head."

Phoenix firefighters responded and carried the teen down the mountain.

"She was a champ when she fell," Chris said. "Made sure to stay calm and everything, so she's looking pretty good right now."