Two injured hikers near Sedona rescued from rugged trail

  • Source: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
  • Published: 02/06/2020 11:43 AM

A rescue operation on a hiking trail near Sedona turned into a double rescue after somebody from the same party took a fall during the first rescue. Officials with the Sedona Fire District say their units were called Wednesday afternoon to help an injured hiker who was near the top of the AB Young trail in Oak Creek Canyon. The hiker was located in very rugged terrain. Because daylight was limited and the temperature was extremely low, rescuers decided it was best to fly the injured hiker off the mountain with help from a Department of Public Safety helicopter. The victim was flown from the trail with a "short-haul technique." That's when the patient is strapped into a gurney that dangles from the helicopter during transport to a landing site.



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