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Emergency crews assist injured hiker in Tanque Verde Falls area

Hiker rescue (Source: Tucson News Now) Hiker rescue (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department were called to assist on an injured hiker rescue on Tucson's east side on Wednesday, July 19. 

A group of people had been hiking on a rugged trail on the way to Tanque Verde Falls when a 20-year-old man slipped on some rocks and injured his leg. 

According to John Walka with Rural Metro Fire, the man had an isolated fracture in his leg and with the rugged terrain, crews were unable to walk him out.  

He was treated at the scene around 2 p.m. Wednesday and was flown out of the area by helicopter.  At 2:30 p.m. he was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  

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