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Man rescued from Phoenix hiking trail

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

The Phoenix Fire Department says rescue crews were called around 9:30 a.m. Sunday to a hiking trail near 40th Street and Shea to assist a man in his 60s.

Capt. Ruben Saavedra says 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 4×4 park ranger truck.

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


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