Hiker injured, rescued off Phoenix mountain 24 hours later
PHOENIX (AP) — An injured hiker has been rescued off a Phoenix mountain after being unable to call for help for about 24 hours, authorities said.
The 34-year-old man, whose name hasn't been released, was forced to stay on the mountain overnight July 21.
The man was hiking on the Shaw Butte Trail and was about three-quarters of the way up the mountain when he suffered a lower leg injury.
The hiker said he was too injured to leave the area and couldn't call for help since noon Wednesday.
He was spotted by a Phoenix police helicopter the morning of July 22.
Rescue crews hoisted him off the mountain because of the steep terrain and took him to a nearby hospital.