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Deputies assist injured hiker in Superstition Mountains

Posted at 3:32 PM, Nov 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-27 14:42:21-05

Deputies from the Pinal County Sheriff's Department helped rescue an injured hiker from the Superstition Mountains on Friday afternoon, according to a news release. 

Just after 4 p.m. PCSO received a call from a man who said his mother twisted her ankle while hiking and was unable to make it down the trail. 

The two were approximately one mile up the trailhead on Siphon Draw. 

Deputies from the Search and Rescue Team along with the members of the PCSO team responded and provided medical aide to the injured hiker. 

The Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter Ranger responded to the scene and removed the injured hiker from the mountain using a short haul.

"Everyday hikers from not only Arizona but across the Country come to Pinal County to hike the beautiful Superstitions. Hikers are reminded to make sure they hike in pairs, bring plenty of water, food, supplies and always carry a cell phone. Hikers can take comfort in knowing if they need help, we are only a phone call away," said Sheriff Paul Babeu in a news release.