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VIDEO: PCSO rescues lost, freezing hikers on Picketpost Mountain near Superior

PCSO rescues lost hikers
Posted at 3:09 PM, Jan 27, 2021

Two hikers are safe after losing their way over the weekend on Picketpost Mountain near Superior, Arizona.

Pinal County Sheriff Department officials say the couple got lost Saturday night while hiking the mountain approximately 40 miles east of Phoenix.

Officials say the hikers took shelter under some trees, but in the morning it began to rain. The temperature that night was reported to be 45 degrees.

The couple called 911, and PCSO Search and Rescue responded, found the pair and flew them to safety.

"This is just one example of the many rescues our Search and Rescue Posse goes on," said Sheriff Mark Lamb. "Their help is crucial to our success finding injured or stranded hikers."

Three hikers trapped on Bear Mountain in Sedona were also rescued after spending several days in snowy and dangerous conditions.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office received the call for help on Sunday night. The hikers said they had been hiking for about eight hours and had rappelled down a cliff but became stuck, facing dying phone batteries, few supplies, and extreme weather.