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Marine Corps helicopter rescues stranded Arizona hiker

YUMA, Ariz. — A helicopter from the Marine Corps air station at Yuma
rescued a stranded hiker who climbed a rock structure in the Castle Dome
Mountains but couldn’t make it back down.

The Yuma Sun reported that an airman rappelled down to
the stranded 22-year-old.

Both were then lifted by the helicopter and flown to an area near the base
of the rock structure.

A Marine Corps spokeswoman said the hiker was uninjured but
showed symptoms of heat exhaustion when the rescue was performed Saturday.

The hiker was among six people out hiking.

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