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3 hikers OK after separate Phoenix mountain rescues

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A woman was rescued Sunday from the Cholla Trailhead. (Source: Phoenix Fire Department) A woman was rescued Sunday from the Cholla Trailhead. (Source: Phoenix Fire Department)
She had been hiking when she suffered symptoms of dehydration. (Source: Phoenix Fire Department) She had been hiking when she suffered symptoms of dehydration. (Source: Phoenix Fire Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Two hikers in their 60s and another person are OK after separate mountain rescues over the weekend.

In the latest incident, a 54-year-old man was 1 1/2 miles up the trail at Tom Thumb Trailhead in Scottsdale when he suffered a leg injury, said Scottsdale Fire Capt. Danny Able.

Phoenix and Scottsdale fire technical rescue teams successfully reached the man, who was airlifted to a local hospital. 

A 61-year-old woman experienced signs of dehydration as she was hiking the Cholla Trailhead Sunday morning, Phoenix Fire Capt. Benjamin Santillan said.

The Phoenix Fire Department's technical rescue team reached her on the trailhead at 6201 E. Cholla Lane just before noon. They provided her with fluids and planned to walk her down to safety.

The woman suffered muscle cramps and was feeling weak, Santillan said. She had been hiking with her son since 8 a.m.

On Saturday, fire units rescued a man in his 60s from Camelback Mountain. He was three-quarters of the way up a trail when he suffered heat exhaustion, fire authorities said.

He was airlifted to safety.

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