Female hiker rescued from Scottsdale trail

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Authorities say a female hiker had to be rescued from a Scottsdale trail Sunday afternoon.

Scottsdale fire Capt. Adam Hoster said paramedics and technical rescue crews helped get the woman off a Pinnacle Peak trail after she became dizzy and lightheaded while hiking.

Crews used a stretcher with a big wheel to get the patient off the mountain.

Scottsdale paramedics transported the patient to a Scottsdale hospital for evaluation.

Hoster said hikers need to remember that when using Scottsdale's many hiking trails to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, hiking shoes and appropriate light-colored clothing.

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