Hiker recovering after fall in Catalina State Park

Published: Sep. 13, 2015 at 7:13 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2015 at 9:36 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - By Svetlana Popovic, Tucson News Now intern

A 64-year-old woman is recovering after injuring her ankle, wrist and knee while she was hiking the trails at Catalina State Park Sunday morning.

She was part of a group of friends who went out for an early morning hike. While coming down the last mile of their trail, the woman tripped and fell, landing on her ankle and hurting her wrist. A friend called 911 when she realized the woman could not make it down with her injury.

"I thought she was going to stand back up," said Keva Bathen, who was hiking with the woman. "Then she said, 'Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God,' and I said, 'Are you ok?' And she said no and so we sat there for a few minutes trying to see if she could move, and she couldn't."

Emergency crews and volunteers from the Southern Arizona Rescue Association sent out cars to get to where the injured woman was resting.

Although the hiking trip did not end up as they expected, the group said that they will keep coming to the park and hiking the trails.

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