Hiker found unresponsive on South Mountain

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – A hiker found unresponsive on a trail in South Mountain Recreational Park Friday evening has died.

Officials with the Phoenix Fire Department say their Technical Rescue Team was called out to help an unresponsive man at South Mountain Recreational Park Friday around 5:40 p.m.

When they arrived on scene they found other hikers performing CPR on the man.

They were a few hundred yards from the parking lot on the south side of South Mountain.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

McDade says he died at the hospital. It appears he suffered a heart attack while he was hiking alone on the trail.

The man's identity has not been released.

Arizona's Family will update this story as details come into the newsroom.


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(7) comments


Hiking is so fun and safe - it’s not strenuous or anything...poor soul 😂😂😂😢


McDade says at this time, it’s unknown if the man suffered a medical emergency while hiking. So........... people just perform CPR on someone for the heck of it? Of course he suffered from a medical condition. It is called cardiac arrest. How about saying 'it is unknown if he suffered from a prior medical condition". Nice job, rookie.


how about you just shut up moron.


Let me guess, you work for the news station as a proof reader?

JF Conlon

haha poof reader, indeed!

AZ Native

bobnarizona - I agree with you. Also, shouldn't really hike alone in the hotter weather.or any time just as a precaution.

MyOwnMind - You talking to yourself? Sure seems like it.


? not everyone has someone to hike with. Many many people hike solo. May not be ideal in the heat but I personally have no one to hike with.

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