Crews work to rescue stranded woman in Superstition Mountains

APACHE JUNCTION, AZ - A 65-year-old woman was successfully airlifted off the Superstition Mountains Saturday morning after suffering an injury during a hike.

Officials with the Apache Junction Fire Department said the woman dislocated her shoulder while on a hike Friday afternoon and became stranded in Lost Dutchman State Park at the Siphon Draw Trailhead.

After the woman could not use her own power to get down, her companion hikers contacted 911 from the mountain.

Rescue crews made contact with the woman after sundown, but decided to suspend the rescue operation until Saturday morning when it became light again, said fire officials. 

The AJFD Technical Rescue Team and Superstition Search and Rescue used a helicopter to carefully lift the woman off the mountain.



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