Raw video: The Phoenix Fire Department responded to a rescue of an 18-year-old who fell 75 to 100 feet while hiking Camelback Mountain on April 16.
Officials were attempting to locate the teen hiker by pinging his cell phone.
A 18-year-old is in critical condition after falling about 100 feet while climbing Camelback Mountain with his sister Sunday.
Phoenix fire officials said they rescued the hiker using a “rope long line rescue combined with a Bauman Bag hoisted extraction” with their helicopter.
He was transported to a local trauma hospital and is in critical condition, according to officials.
At of 4:50 p.m., officials were attempting to locate the hiker by pinging his cell phone, according to Phoenix Fire Capt. Rob McDade.
Twenty minutes later, a technical rescue team was preparing to get the hiker. The crews found the hiker in steep terrain off the main trail, Phoenix fire said.
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