Phoenix firefighters, rescue crews help woman off Piestewa Peak after she suffers broken leg

Posted at 3:40 PM, Apr 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-09 20:39:37-04

A woman is recovering in a Valley trauma center after being rescued from a Phoenix mountain trail. 

Phoenix firefighters and other rescue crews were called to Piestewa Peak on Sunday afternoon after a 31-year-old woman lost her balance and fell on a trail. 

Authorities say the woman suffered a broken leg and by the time fire crews arrived to the area she was found in "extreme pain and crying out." 

The woman was about three-fourths the way up the mountain when she fell. Due to the rough terrain, a helicopter was used to bring her to the ground and take her to the hospital.

The woman's name wasn't released but she is expected to be OK.