Phoenix boy seriously injured while on bear hunt with dad

FOREST LAKES, AZ - A Phoenix boy was seriously injured over the holiday weekend while on a bear hunt with his father in the Forest Lakes area.

The 13-year-old fell an unknown distance Saturday morning, sustaining serious head, facial and leg injuries, according to a report from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office.

Around 11:30 a.m., Emergency First Responders arrived and determined they were not equipped to safely access the boy. 

The assistance of the Arizona Department of Public Safety Air Rescue Helicopter, the Gila County Sheriff's Office Tonto Rim Technical Rope Rescue Team, and the Coconino County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Technical Rescue Team were required.

The boy was airlifted to a hospital in the Phoenix area and remains in serious condition.

A second DPS helicopter transported the boy's father to the medical center where his son was being treated.

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