Man Rescued From Phoenix Hiking Trail

January 27, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a man who developed a medical condition while hiking in Phoenix near Piestewa Peak.

The Phoenix Fire Department said rescue crews were called around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday to a hiking trail near 40th Street and Shea Blvd. to assist a man in his 60s. Capt. Ruben Saavedra said Phoenix park rangers, paramedics and a rescue team coordinated efforts to extricate the man off the trail. Firefighters used a big wheel operation to bring the man down safely and then transfer him to a 4x4 park ranger truck.

Saavedra said he was taken to a hospital for further examination.