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FD: Fire crews rescue man stuck on South Mountain overnight

Posted at 5:06 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 08:56:56-05

As temperatures dropped below 50 degrees Wednesday night, a 25-year-old man sat atop South Mountain with an injured ankle, waiting to be rescued. 

According to Phoenix Fire Department’s Captain Rob McDade, the man was hiking South Mountain last night when he injured his ankle. 

It is unknown exactly how long the man was exposed outdoors. 

Technical Rescue Teams rescued the man from the mountain via helicopter around 6 a.m.

Fire officials say the man was at the top of the mountain on a paved road near the TV towers.

Officials have not released the name on the hiker, but when they initially made contact with him, the 25-year-old's only complaint was his injured ankle.