Phoenix Firefighters Use Helicopter for Rescue at Camelback Mountain

Phoenix firefighters used a helicopter to rescue a 5-year-old boy and his father from the side of Camelback Mountain after the pair became lost while hiking off-trail, reports (

Fire officials said the pair was uninjured, had water and made no medical complaints.

The father was first removed from the mountain and brought to safety while several firefighters stayed with the boy, who spent much of the wait hiding in the shade of a boulder.

When the helicopter returned to the mountain, the boy was harnessed to a firefighter, who strapped himself onto a line and cradled the boy and patted his back as they were pulled upward into a helicopter.


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