Superstition Wilderness area (Source: Christina Batson, cbs5az.com)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Authorities in Apache Junction say an injured hiker has been rescued after spending the night with a search crew on the trail.
Apache Junction Fire spokesman Dave Montgomery said the woman was hiking Friday afternoon in the Superstition Wilderness area with two companions when the 65-year-old woman fell and dislocated her shoulder.
Montgomery said her fellow hikers were able to get cell phone service and call for help.
"By the time we got medical personnel there darkness had fallen. It was too late to try to effort a rescue." said Montgomery.
The emergency crews were able to make her comfortable and they made camp for the night.
With the help of a Department of Public Safety helicopter she was airlifted out Saturday morning around 8 a.m., said Montgomery.
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Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
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