SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A hiker in Scottsdale was taken to the hospital after being found unconscious on a trail at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Saturday evening.

According to Phoenix Fire Capt. Rob McDade, Phoenix fire crews were called to assist Scottsdale fire crews with the rescue at the Gateway Route Trail, 18333 north Thompson Peak Parkway, around 6 p.m.  

[WATCH: Unconscious woman rescued on Scottsdale hiking trail]

McDade said a woman in her 50's was found unconscious about a mile up the trail by other hikers. 

Scottsdale fire officials on scene confirmed the woman had been out hiking since early Saturday morning. They believe she had been exposed to the sun at least 12 hours. The temperature Saturday reached a peak of 105 around 4 p.m. 

[RELATED: FD: Hiker found unresponsive on South Mountain Friday has died]

The woman was treated for heat exhaustion and flown to the parking lot of the preserve where she was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, said McDade. Officials with Scottsdale Fire say she was in stable condition.


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The ignorance in this thread is typical of AZ residents. 1. 105 degree heat isn't the issue 2. Age isn't the issue 3. The issue is that this individual either had a health issue, or is ignorant. I hike those trails in 100+ degree heat. I'm over 50. It's not a problem. The trick is I bring over 2 liters of water, and I wear proper clothing to keep the sun off my head, and I'm used to it. If you don't know what you're doing, you can get into trouble, but that's true of most anything. You people need to take your ignorant, judgmental attitudes over to Fox News where they are appreciated.


they just never learn

Wayne kenoff

I don’t understand the logic of hiking in PHOENIX during the SUMMER. Like, are you people really that stupid?


'you people' indicates you aren't from here. I agree that there were bad decisions made, but hiking may not have been one of them. Not going without others, without a comm device, without sufficient hydration.... those are plenty of reasons. But the Valley doesn't shut down when it gets over 100. Life goes on.


Your right Justin the valley doesnt shut down.. Because everything else is in A.C..... Of course your probably one of those that go from a air conditioned house to your air conditioned car to your air conditioned office and or work place... Some of us have to help the public when they are dumb!!!


This is one of America's biggest cities and the main attraction is---hiking trails. That alone says a lot about Phoenix. Nothing better to do than hike the trails in the heat. Pretty lame and retarded.


Why are the trails open when it gets over 100 degrees? Shut them all down at 11am every day!!!


Why do we keep rescuing stupid people?

AZ Native

Just can't fix stupid. Hope she likes her bill.


Is it any wonder ? 50 yrs old n still live! [scared]

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