Dehydrated teen hiker rescued overnight at Estrella Mountain Park

Posted at 4:14 AM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 08:20:27-04

Phoenix firefighters rescued a young hiker overnight at Estrella Mountain Park.

The rescue happened around 2 a.m. in the area of Bullard and Vineyard avenues in Goodyear.

A Phoenix fire official says two teen girls went hiking around 8 p.m. Monday. The teens did not take enough water and did not have flashlights; they only had the lights from their cell phones.

One of the girls became dehydrated and was not able to continue down the trail. The other girl was able to walk down the trail and call for help.

Firefighters hiked up about three-quarters of a mile to the patient. The rescue crew administered IV fluids and brought the patient down in a big-wheel.

The patient was transported to the hospital for treatment. The other teen did not need medical attention.

Phoenix Fire official Alex Sandoval reminds hikers to start out earlier in the day, take enough water, take appropriate supplies, and let someone know where you will be hiking and when you will return.