Pima sheriff's department on scene of hiker rescue

Published: Jun. 26, 2016 at 3:24 PM MST
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PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - An uninjured hiker with plenty of water is back in familiar territory after losing her way near Finger Rock Trail in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains.

The trail head is at the top of North Alvernon Way, and rescuers took about an hour to find the woman. Though her phone battery was dwindling, responders maintained good contact with her for most of the ordeal.

They expected the rescue to go pretty quickly, said Deputy Ryan Inglett, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

"If you're going to get lost on a trail in the middle of June, today's a pretty good day to do it," he said, noting the comparatively mild temperature outside as the region waits for rain.

The temperature at the time was hovering in the low 90s, with a 20 percent chance of rain for the day.

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