Cooler Phoenix weather brings increase in hiker rescues

  • Source: KJZZ-FM 91.5
  • Published: 09/29/2019 07:35 PM

Just because cooler high temperatures are present in the Valley with the arrival of fall, Phoenix Fire Department is advising hikers not to let those conditions fool them into a false sense of security. Fire Captain Danny Gile said even with high temperatures only in the 90s, hiker rescues increase. "We start to see our out-of-town visitors starting to come down in the next month or two," he said. "Some are here early. But 90 [degrees] can still zap you, especially if you’ve done a good job avoiding most of the heat for most of the summer." There were at least two hikers rescued Saturday. One was a young boy wearing inadequate footwear.


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