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Tucson hiker rescued in Northern Arizona

Tucson hiker rescued in Northern Arizona
Posted at 1:30 PM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 16:30:31-04

First responders rescued a Tucson hiker who suffered a climbing accident in northern Arizona Tuesday.

Coconino Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call from Oak Creek Vista near State Route 89A at 1:15 p.m. 

The man, 57, had suffered a back injury after falling 20 feet at the end of his rappel. The search and rescue crew used a technical rope system to lower a rescuer and basket litter to the hiker, lifting him to safety.

The man was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment.