Cochise County Sheriff's Office responds to injured hiker - Tucson News Now

Cochise County Sheriff's Office responds to injured hiker

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Cochise County Sheriff's Officers responded to an injured hiker in the area of Horseshoe Canyon on Thursday, Dec. 19.

According to Carol Capas with the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, a group of four people were hiking in the canyon when one of the hikers, a 70 –year-old woman, fell and injured her hip.

Another member of the group then hiked out of the area in order to call for help and guide rescuers back to the location where the woman was at.

Cochise County Search and Rescue personnel responded to the area along with members of Portal Rescue with a total of approximately 20 personnel at the scene.

Due to the location of the victim and her potential injuries, SAR Coordinators contacted Davis Monthan Air Force Base for air assistance.

As a result, two helicopters with medics and the victim were located and airlifted to University Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.

Search and Rescue personnel were able to locate the remaining members of the hiking group and brought them back out of the canyon to safety. 

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