Crews rescue man with ankle injuries at Catalina State Park
Photo of rescue taking place in Catalina State Park, near Romero Pools by Golder Ranch Fire and Pima County Sheriff's Department.
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A 27-year-old Tucson man slipped a fell at Romero Pools in Catalina State Park Monday, and had to be airlifted to a hospital, according to Deputy Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
Peine tells KGUN9 that the man fell about 10 feet and landed in a small amount of water, injuring both of his ankles.
Rescuers from the Golder Ranch Special Operations team and deputies from the Pima County Sheriff's Department hiked into Catalina State Park to assist the injured hiker who was one of 13 people who hiked up to Romero Pools for the day.
Search and Rescue crews from Golder Ranch Fire District had to carry the man to a landing zone where a Department of Public Safety helicopter landed and took him to a hospital.
The man was part of a large group and the other 12 people were out of water and given fluids on scene, but did not need further treatment.