A Fire Department helicopter descends on a landing pad near Cholla Trail to rescue a 69-year-old hiker. Phoenix Fire Department
Phoenix Fire Department crews used a helicopter to rescue a 69-year-old hiker from the Cholla Trail on Camelback Mountain on Friday afternoon, officials said.
The out-of-town hiker “became lightheaded and dizzy” and could not make his way down the trail, according to Fire Department officials.
Rescue teams performed a “2-skid operation” by carrying the hiker on a stretcher down to a landing zone, where the helicopter touched down to retrieve the man, Fire Department officials said.
The hiker was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. It’s unknown how long the man was on the trail, according to Fire Department officials.
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