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Helicopter lifts injured hiker off South Mountain in Phoenix

Posted at 7:19 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 09:19:00-05

Authorities in Phoenix performed a nighttime rescue by using a helicopter to airlift an injured hiker off South Mountain early Thursday morning.

Fire Capt. Rob McDade said the hiker injured an ankle Wednesday night and that a helicopter was used because the man wasn't near enough to a paved road to be driven down.
The man was transported to a hospital.