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Phoenix Firefighters Rescue Eight Hikers

Hikers were overheated atop Camelback mountain


 
 

| Monday, July 19, 2010


PHOENIX - Phoenix firefighters rescued eight over-heated hikers from Camelback mountain.

Fire department spokesman Tony Mure says that around 9:30 a.m. Sunday crews were dispatched to rescue a 39-year-old woman, her husband and a friend. They said they started their hike around 6 a.m. and ran out of water.

As crews were responding to this call, they say they came across a family of five that started hiking the mountain around 9 a.m. and also did not bring enough water.

Firefighters say a 13-year-old began to cramp up on the hike. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

High temps on Sunday were in the 110-degree range.

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Information from: KNXV-TV, http://www.knxv.com/



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