Phoenix Fire airlifts hiker off Piestewa Peak
Aug 12, 2023, 4:00 PM
(Phoenix Fire Department Photo)
PHOENIX — Phoenix Technical Rescue Teams saved an overheated hiker on Piestewa Peak on Saturday afternoon, according to the city’s fire department.
“Crews are currently making their way up the mountain to locate the patient,” the fire department announced on Twitter at 12:23 p.m.
The announcement said the crews heard of another hiker in the area who had a medical emergency.
Crews are currently making their way up the mountain to locate the patient. Additional reports are stating that there is an additional hiker experiencing a medical emergency. pic.twitter.com/3vhG5gLPMM
— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) August 12, 2023
The Phoenix Fire Department shared an update at around 2:30 p.m.
It said the fire and police departments coordinated the overheated hiker to be airlifted off the Freedom Trail at Piestewa Peak.
The patient’s condition required a “hoist operation” to safely move the hiker, the fire department said. The crew members left the mountain safely.