The last two weeks in Phoenix, Arizona, the temperatures have been between 105 to 112 in the shade. But that doesn’t stop hikers, every year heat exhaustion, heat stroke, twisted ankles, blown knees, and even death will call our mountain rescuers to duty.
The statistics are startling, but this year alone the numbers of mountain rescues could be as high as 200 or more.
Who does these mountain rescues and what is involved? Watch this short video…
Recent Mountain Rescues in the News
Once again, another mystery in the treacherous Superstition Mountains east of the Valley. Sunday a man went hiking at 6:30 AM and never came home. Read Article
A few days before, a hiker was rescued and air lifted by helicopter from Camelback Mountain. Read Article about this difficult rescue.
In March, firefighters responded to four rescues on Valley mountains in just one day. One of which a hiker died after collapsing on Piestewa Peak in North Phoenix.
amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch