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Phoenix firefighters rescue injured hiker stuck on mountain for 24 hours

Jul 23, 2021, 11:16 AM | Updated: 11:18 am
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(Phoenix Fire Department Photo)
(Phoenix Fire Department Photo)

PHOENIX — A hiker is recovering after firefighters rescued him off a Phoenix mountain Thursday about a day after he suffered a serious leg injury.

The 34-year-old man hiking on the Shaw Butte trail was stuck three-quarters of the way up the mountain overnight Wednesday, Phoenix Fire Department said in a press release.

He was unable to move or call for help since noon of that day.

He was spotted by a Phoenix police helicopter Thursday morning after reports of a lost hiker.

Phoenix Fire rescue crews hoisted him off the mountain because of the steep terrain and took him to a nearby hospital.

The man was in stable condition.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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