PHOENIX -- A Phoenix Fire Department technical rescue team was called in to help a woman who was injured while hiking Tuesday morning.Phoenix Fire Department units received an emergency call at approximately 10:30 a.m. for a mountain rescue near 24th Street and Shea Boulevard, according to Capt. Benjamin Santillan.A 44-year-old woman was hiking alone when she fell and hurt her knee.The technical rescue team arrived and made their way up to the hiker. They used a big-wheel operation to bring the woman down the mountain.She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.Santillan said the rescue took less than 20 minutes.The Fire Department reminds hikers to have a cellphone, hike with a buddy and take enough water.
Phx firefighters performed a mountain rescue at 10402 N. 24 Street. They Big Wheeled an adult female who took a fall. pic.twitter.com/PWa8RzB0SH— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) September 30, 2014
Phx firefighters performed a mountain rescue at 10402 N. 24 Street. They Big Wheeled an adult female who took a fall. pic.twitter.com/PWa8RzB0SH