PCSD Search and Rescue responds to rescue at Finger Rock Trail
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue Unit responded to assist an 18-year-old male who fractured his ankle while hiking the Finger Rock Trail with members of his family around 5:20 p.m., Feb. 3.
In a news release, Deputy Monica Torralba said that emergency medical technicians with the unit tended to and immobilized the male's injured ankle.
Unit members secured the man into a rescue stretcher and carried him for more than a mile. They evacuated him from the scene safely. He was transported by his family to seek additional medial attention.
The Search and Rescue Unit was supported by the Southern Arizona Rescue Association volunteers.