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DPS performs air rescue at Chiricahua Mountain range

Posted: 11:18 AM, Aug 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-23 14:26:05-04

The Arizona Department of Public Safety performed an air rescue in the Chiricahua Mountains earlier this month.

According to a press release from DPS, a Search and Rescue technician needed to be rescued due to a leg injury.

The helicopter located the technician on a steep mountainside in dense brush and trees.

The injured technician was secured into a harness and raised back up to the helicopter.

This rescue is one of many that highlights the amazing work of our Arizona State Troopers, said Governor Ducey. Every day these heroic women and men take action to protect and assist Arizonans across the state.