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Mom, 3 kids rescued after hurt on AZ mountain hike

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(Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

A woman and her three children rescued from Mount Lemmon are recuperating after they were injured on a mountain hike in southern Arizona.

Pima County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Chris Nanos said the family began hiking the Green Mountain Loop at about 1 p.m. Sunday.

During the hike, one of the children suffered a possible ankle injury, another had bleeding blisters and they were out of water, Nanos said. Their mother called 911 for help.

Crews aboard the sheriff's department helicopter spotted the family in the Brush Corral Trail. One of the rescuers was lowered on a hoist to reach the three children, ages 12, 14 and 15. The kids were flown to a nearby landing zone and evaluated.

 The 36-year-old mother told rescue personnel she could make the hike out, Nanos said.

As they were hiking out, the mother informed the rescue team of her medical condition. The team called for the helicopter to return and the woman was hoisted to safety. Rescue personnel immediately stopped hiking out and called for the helicopter to return.

When they were in a safe spot, she refused treatment and accompanied her husband and three children home.

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