Rescue crews respond to separate hikers in distress near Sabino Canyon

Rescue crews respond to separate hikers in distress near Sabino Canyon

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Crews from Rural Metro Fire, Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Southern Arizona Rescue Association responded to two hikers in trouble near Sabino Canyon.

The first situation was a hiker in his 20s near Seven Falls, according to Rural Metro Battalion Chief John Walka.

He said the men ultimately walked down the trail before crews could reach him. He refused further medical treatment.

So did another man who had to be airlifted from Thimble Peak, according to Walka. He said the hiker was evaluated upon landing the helicopter and he declined to be transported to the hospital.

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