TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A young hiker was rescued from Madera Canyon on Tuesday, June 25.
Around 6 p.m., the Green Valley Fire Department announced the 16-year-old hiker refused medical treatment and went home with her parents.
Crews were called to Madera Canyon around 1 p.m. when the teen injured her ankle about four miles up the “Super Trail.”
First responders were able to reach the hiker quickly, but getting her down was a more difficult task.
The terrain was too steep and it was too hot so crews had to ditch the gurney for horses.
GVPD spokesman LT Pratt said using horses is not a normal thing and crews had to get creative because a helicopter was not available.
Crews from the GVFD, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, Tubac Fire District, Southern Arizona Rescue Association and Pima County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene.