Injured hikers get help from Golder Ranch Fire rescuers
CREATED Mar 2, 2013
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Crews with the Golder Ranch Fire District responded to multiple incidents involving injured hikers Saturday.
Acting Battalion Chief, Capt. William Seely, with the Golder Ranch Fire District says crews first responded to a woman who fell while hiking in Charouleau Gap.
The rescue crews arrived on scene at around 1:00 p.m. and discovered that the woman had a serious lower leg injury, Seely said.
Crews from the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Pinal County Sheriff's Department also responded to assist the rescue efforts, according to Seely.
Seely tells KGUN9 that the rescuers carried the woman off of the trail and transported her to a local hospital.
A short time later, rescuers from Golder Ranch Fire District responded to an elderly man who was hiking in Catalina State Park.
Seely tells KGUN9 that the man became overheated during his hike and was suffering from cramps and other heat-related injuries.
Crews assisted the man, but did not transport him to the hospital.