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Hiker rescued in Pima Canyon by an Air and Marine Operations helicopter

Posted at 3:26 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 18:27:29-04

A hiker was rescued in Pima Canyon Monday by an Air and Marine Operations helicopter crew.

Authorities received a call for an adult male hiker in distress just before 4 p.m.

Deputies from the Pima County Sheriff's Department were on scene and requested an air evacuation. 

The hiker was located in a rugged ravine a mile north of the Pima Canyon trailhead in the Santa Catalina Mountains. 

AMO agents responded in a UH-60 black hawk helicopter equipped with a HOIST device capable of lowering and lifting equipment and personnel from the helicopter according to a release. 

The hiker was lifted to the helicopter where he received medical treatment and was transported to a local hospital.