HEAT: Rescue teams help several hikers in Pima County
PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Search and rescue teams responded to multiple calls for help from the Sabino Canyon recreation area Saturday afternoon.
Twenty-three hikers needed help around Seven Falls and other Tucson hiking spots throughout the day, according to Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman Deputy Daniel Jelineo.
He said one hiker needed to be airlifted from the trail to the parking lot because of dehydration. The man was provided fluids and declined further treatment, according to Jelineo.
The department posted an advisory to its Facebook page after the rescues.
"The Pima County Sheriff's Department would like to remind the public to use caution or simply stay indoors during the hottest part of the day."
Members of Rural/Metro Fire and Southern Arizona Rescue Association assisted with all of the rescues.
Jelineo said the other rescues were for heat-related difficulties. Everyone is expected to be okay.
The National Weather Service Tucson issued excessive heat warnings for various area of southern Arizona for Sunday and Monday.
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