Phoenix Fire Department responds after 2 hikers get lost on Echo Canyon Trail on Camelback Mountain

Posted at 8:17 PM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-10 09:07:33-04

Phoenix Fire crews have rescued two lost hikers on Echo Canyon Trail in Phoenix.

Firefighters were called to the trail on Camelback Mountain around 7:30 p.m. Friday night.

Authorities tell ABC15 a 34-year-old-man and 15-year-old girl got lost and called 911 for help.

Firefighters led the pair down the mountain to safety. No injuries have been reported at this time.

Park Rangers say the whole situation could've been avoided if the hikers had followed park rules and left the mountain by sunset.

Officials say the hikers will receive a ticket for having their vehicle in the parking lot after hours. 

“It’s a citation,” said Park Ranger Manny Federico. “The fire department is here. As soon as it’s sunset we can legally ticket. But we usually wait 10 or 20 minutes. And if we see them coming down the trail we wait for them and try to educate them.”

And by the way, the ticket is a pricey one -- $107.

Earlier Friday, a man from Switzerland died while hiking the same mountain.

Bystanders performed CPR on the man until fire crews could take over medical treatment.

Crews continued performing CPR on the man on the way to the hospital, where the hiker was pronounced dead.