Crews use helicopter to rescue couple off of Camelback Mountain

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Crews used a helicopter to rescue a man and a wife who were having health issues on Camelback Mountain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Crews used a helicopter to rescue a man and a wife who were having health issues on Camelback Mountain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The woman was put in a stokes basket and flow to safety. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The woman was put in a stokes basket and flow to safety. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Crews used a hoist operation to get the man to safety. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Crews used a hoist operation to get the man to safety. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
No firefighters were hurt. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) No firefighters were hurt. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A couple was safely flown off of Camelback Mountain on Monday night after saying they couldn't make it down.

Rescue crews were called out to the Echo Canyon Trail side of the mountain around 8 p.m.

A 40-year-old woman was with her husband and complaining of dizziness and weakness, firefighters said. The husband had a history of cardiac problems and was complaining of weakness as well, the department said.

[VIDEO: Woman rescued off of Camelback Mountain]

The fire department said the couple couldn't make it down on their own, so crews decided to use their helicopter to fly them off.

The woman was put in a stokes basket and flow to safety. Crews used a hoist operation to get the man to safety.

[VIDEO: Man rescued from Camelback Mountain]

The two victims were then taken to the hospital in ambulances, the fire department said.

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