VIDEO: It’s the first hiker rescue of the year for the Northwest Fire District and it probably won’t be the last.
Wednesday afternoon, nearly two dozen firefighters from three different agencies responded to a call regarding an injured woman on the Wild Burro trail in the Dove Mountain area.
Northwest Fire District Deputy Fire Chief Brian Keeley said the hiker was about a mile from the trailhead and was unable to make it out because of her injuries. Crews couldn’t drive to her, meaning they would have to hike about a mile each way carrying medical equipment with them.
That’s when John Polaski drove up.
Polaski owns Trail Dust Jeep Tours in Tucson. He was on his way to do some brush trimming on some nearby trails when he came across the fire trucks.