Phoenix fire crews safely rescue hiker from Cholla Mountain

Posted at 1:08 PM, Dec 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-26 15:19:02-05

A man is recovering after he needed to be rescued off Cholla Mountain Monday afternoon.

The Phoenix Fire Department was able to safely access and rescue the hiker by helicopter, and crews quickly and safely treat his injuries.

Fire crews say the patient suffered a lower leg fracture. Emergency crews were able to stabilize the man after arriving on scene.

The male hiker is in his 60’s.