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Helicopter crew rescues man on Mt. Lemmon

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department rescued a man on the back side of Mount Lemmon.

Authorities said a man fell about 20 feet while trying to cross a small footbridge in a remote location that would've taken emergency crews more than two hours to reach, so a chopper crew took a deputy to the area to hoist him up.

The patient was taken to UAMC with a fractured vertebrae, among other injuries, according to officials.

The helicopter caught the rescue video, which is attached.

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