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.
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.
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.