Crews rescue two hikers in separate accidents
Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Search and rescue crews had a busy Monday when two hikers had to be rescued on opposite sides of town.
Deputy Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department tells KGUN9 that deputies first responded to Tucson Mountain Park after someone called 911 saying they heard someone calling for help.
When they arrived to the area, they found a 15-year-old boy who had a traumatic wound on his face.
Peine says the boy slipped while hiking and knocked himself out. When he woke up, he began yelling for help.
He had to be airlifted to UAMC where he remains in stable condition.
Crews had to respond shortly after this rescue to another rescue on Mt. Lemmon where a 30-year-old woman broke her ankle.
Search and rescue crews found her on the butterfly trail and had to take her out in a basket.
She was also taken to a nearby hospital.