Phoenix Fire: 16-year-old rescued off Buffalo Ridge mountain in Phoenix

PHOENIX - A 16-year-old had to be rescued off a Phoenix mountain Monday evening.

Phoenix Fire Captain Jonathan Jacobs said the 16-year-old hopped a fence and hiked himself into a precarious spot along Buffalo Ridge near 16th Street and Union Hills Drive.

Rescue crews were able to attach a harness to the victim and help rappel him down the mountain, according to Jacobs. He said the teenager did not appear to be injured, but was caught on a very rocky part of the mountain.

Fire officials said the rescue is difficult because the mountain is rocky and has a variety of ridges, while also being dark outside.

Air15 video showed several rescue crews helping to assist the teenager down various crevasses and ridges.

Jacobs said the teenager's sister called authorities for help.

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