Valley rescue crews pull injured hiker off Papago Park trail
PHOENIX – An injured hiker who was trapped overnight on a Phoenix mountain trail is on the road to recovery, first responders said early Friday.
Rescue teams from the Phoenix and Tempe fire departments brought the 61-year-old man down from the rocks at Papago Park around 6:15 a.m., the Phoenix Fire Department said.
The man said he had fallen on the trail Thursday about 8 p.m. A stranger found him about 6 a.m. and called for emergency services.
Crews wheeled him down and he was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
The overnight low in the Valley was 80 degrees.