Four hikers, including a 10-year-old and a 63-year-old, are safe after getting lost Saturday evening on Camelback Mountain, the Phoenix Fire Department said.
The department, in a statement sent just before 7 p.m., said two adults were lost on the mountain and unable to make their way down. Soon after, the department said there was a total of four hikers in separate groups lost on the Cholla side of the mountain.
One pair of hikers included two adults while the other included a 10-year-old and a 63-year-old man, officials said.
The department’s helicopter flew to the mountain to light the path for rescuers.
The two adults hikers were able to get down from the mountain on their own, officials said.
The child and the 63-year-old man were lost at the mountain’s summit about 100 yards from the trail, the department said.
Fire crews came up the Cholla side of the mountain and flew a helicopter above to contact the hikers. Firefighters walked the two hikers safely down the Echo Canyon side of the mountain.
None of the hikers were injured. All firefighters were off the mountain as of 9 p.m. Saturday.
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