Rescuers assist man in rugged area of Sabino Canyon - Tucson News Now

Rescuers assist man in rugged area of Sabino Canyon

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(Source: Pima County sheriff) (Source: Pima County sheriff)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A 30-year-old hiker was been taken to safety after from Sabino Canyon calling 9-1-1 Saturday afternoon, Pima County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Peine told Tucson News Now.

Deputies and Customs and Border Patrol responded, with Customs Air and Marine sending a helicopter to the area of Hutch's Pool about 8 miles from the Sabino Canyon trailhead.

The hiker was in a rugged area and the helicopter could not land, Peine said.

The helicopter crew requested a Blackhawk helicopter, which carries emergency medical technicians on board, Peine said.

The hiker was dehydrated, Peine said. 

Later Saturday, a 55-year-old hiker was rescued by helicopter from Mt. Kimball, one of the highest peaks on the southern front of the Catalina Mountains.

The hiker was flown to Orange Grove Middle School for medical evaluation.

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