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Several hikers rescued after overdoing it in the heat

One of three hikers rescued near Sabino Canyon Seven Falls trail. (Source: Rural/Metro Fire Department) One of three hikers rescued near Sabino Canyon Seven Falls trail. (Source: Rural/Metro Fire Department)
Hiker rescued near Douglas Spring Trail Head. (Source: Rural/Metro Fire) Hiker rescued near Douglas Spring Trail Head. (Source: Rural/Metro Fire)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Rural/Metro Fire Department was called to assist in two separate rescues on Thursday afternoon in the mountains northeast of Tucson. 

The first happened around noon near the Douglas Springs Trail head, when crews from Rural/Metro, the Pima County Sheriff's Department and the U.S. Park Service were called in.  

According to a Rural/Metro release a hiker was out on the trail and experienced heat exhaustion.  

The second rescue took place around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, this time at Sabino Canyon Seven Falls trail head and involved three hikers who were overcome by the heat. This time PCSD and SARA were called in to assist the firefighters. 

In both instances crews had to hike a mile in 107 degree temperatures to bring out the hikers.  

The first hiker near Douglas Springs Trail head improved and did not go to the hospital for treatment, while the three from Sabino Canyon Seven Falls were taken to the hospital for treatment. 

Rural/Metro is urging everyone who is hiking to avoid the afternoon heat, and to bring plenty of water if they are hiking in the earlier morning hours.  

Here are a few tips to remember to keep yourself and even your pets cool during the southern Arizona summer temperatures.

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