Man rescued on South Mountain after getting lost

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Firefighters used a helicopter to rescue a man on South Mountain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Firefighters used a helicopter to rescue a man on South Mountain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The man reportedly fell and couldn't make it down the mountain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The man reportedly fell and couldn't make it down the mountain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Emergency crews had to use a helicopter to rescue a man from South Mountain after he reportedly got lost and wasn't found for about six and a half hours.

According to Dan Gonzales with the Phoenix Fire Department, the man somehow got separated from his caretaker on Thursday. Phoenix park rangers and the Phoenix Police Department started searching for the 50-year-old man at around 10 a.m. 

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Crews didn't find him until around 4:30 p.m. He had fallen and couldn't make it down the mountain. 

Crews were able to safely make it to the man. He had suffered a back injury.

They used a helicopter to fly him off the mountain.

He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

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