FD: 62-year-old man rescued off Scottsdale mountain trail

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A 62-year-old man was taken to the hospital Saturday after falling on a Scottsdale mountain trail.

Scottsdale Fire Department spokesman Dan Ables said firefighters responded to a 911 call around 9:42 a.m. indicating a man might have suffered a stroke and injured himself in a fall.

Firefighters used GPS tracking to find the man approximately one mile in from the Tom's Thumb trail head, which is one area of the 27,000 acres of the Scottsdale Mountain Preserve.

Ground crews and a rescue helicopter were able to get him off the mountain and to a hospital.

His current condition is unknown at this time.

Firefighters remind the public, when hiking in Arizona, make sure you hike with a buddy. Tell someone where you are going and how long you will be gone, and bring a cell phone in case there is an emergency.


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