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Woman rescued from wash

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Fire Department rescued an unconscious woman from the wash near Fort Lowell Road and Alvernon Way Saturday night, according to PIO Chris Jurvig.

The woman, who appeared to be around 40-years-old, was found under a bridge in the wash. She unresponsive and in critical condition, her body temperature was about 104 degrees.

In order to remove her from the wash, paramedics had to use what is called a Stokes basket evolution. This involves attaching a basket to an aerial ladder and lowering it down to the patient. The patient is then placed in a rigid spine board.

The woman was successfully removed from the wash and taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Tucson Fire warns people to be careful this summer as heat-related death and illnesses reach their peak.

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