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Phoenix Fire Department called for mountain rescue at Papago Butte

Nov 29, 2020, 10:26 AM
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(Twitter screenshot/@PHXFire)
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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Fire Department was called on Sunday to a mountain rescue on Papago Butte in Scottsdale.

Firefighters from Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe all responded to the scene of an adult female who suffered an injury to a lower extremity on the mountain, according to a release.

“The patient was extricated from the trail by fire personnel and transported to a local hospital via ambulance for further evaluation,” Phoenix Fire Department captain Kenny Overton said in the release.

No firefighters were injured during the rescue.

The fire department reminded hikers in a tweet to wear appropriate hiking gear, bring plenty of water and bring a fully charged cellphone for those who are taking to the trails.

No further details have been released.

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