PHOENIX - Two teens are suffering from heat exhaustion after getting stuck on Camelback Mountain Monday afternoon.
Authorities told ABC15 the teens went up the mountain around 1 p.m, but didn't call for help until around 4 p.m.
"They looked weak and tired and I understand one of them was vomiting on the mountain so they were in pretty bad shape," said Phoenix police helicopter pilot Jim Linehan.
After rescue crews spotted the teens around 4:30 p.m. near Echo Canyon, a police helicopter flew rescuers to the area, dropped them off and then picked up the teens.
Crews were able to get one of the teens down the mountain around 5:30, they rescued the other teen around 6 p.m.
Rescuers told ABC15 the teen's injuries did not appear to be serious, but they would likely spend the night in the hospital.
Members of the Phoenix Fire Department said it appeared the teens went off of the trail, got lost and ran out of water.
The rescue wasn't easy for the pilots and firefighters who administered IV's to the teens.
"The tricky part is the winds, once you get near the mountains the winds tend to swirl around the mountain and make it difficult and turbulent for the aircraft so you really have to be particular and have a lot of experience landing in those zones," said Linehan.
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