SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Fire officials say a hiker had to be air-lifted from a trail in Scottsdale Saturday afternoon.
Scottsdale fire Capt. Dwayne Bader said the adult male was hiking on the Tom's Thumb Trail when he fell and received multiple fractures along with losing consciousness.
Fire department paramedics treated the victim at the scene before he was air-lifted off the trail to a landing zone where he could then be flown to a Valley hospital.
Meantime, the Scottsdale Fire Department offered the following reminders for hikers:
- Always hike with a buddy
- Bring plenty of water
- Wear proper attire, including correct footwear
- Check weather prior to heading out for the day
- Always stay on marked, well-traveled trails
- Loose rocks and other debris may be present on the trail
- Always carry your cell phone with a fully charged battery
- Take breaks as needed