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Rescuers fly woman with broken ankle off Camelback Mountain

Apr 11, 2022, 4:00 PM

PHOENIX — Rescue teams from Phoenix and Tempe used a helicopter to hoist a 26-year-old woman who injured her ankle off Camelback Mountain on Monday, authorities said.

The woman was injured after hiking nearly all the way up the Echo Canyon Trail, the Phoenix Fire Department said in a press release.

Crews arrived to the woman in less than 30 minutes and determined she likely fractured her ankle and would need to be airlifted off the mountain.

The agency’s Firebird 10 landed near the woman, who was flown to an awaiting ambulance in the parking lot.

She was taken to the hospital for additional treatment and evaluation, authorities said.

There were no reported injuries to members of the rescue teams.

No additional information was available.

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