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VIDEO: Injured hiker rescued from Piestewa Peak by helicopter

Posted at 1:29 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 21:40:29-04

Phoenix Fire Department rescued an injured hiker from Piestewa Peak on Tuesday morning.

The 74-year-old woman had to be flown off the mountain by rescue crews and the dramatic rescue was captured on video.

Fire officials say the woman was taken to a trauma center for evaluation after she was removed from the mountain in a "screamer suit". The device is often used to airlift people from the ground using a device that hangs from a helicopter.

There is no word on what kind of injuries the hiker suffered or what condition she is in at this time.