- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities in Phoenix used a helicopter to pick up an uninjured hiker who got lost while hiking on a mountain peak in the city.

Fire Department spokesman Mark Vanacore says the helicopter was used to perform the rescue Wednesday night because hiker was a very steep and rugged area off the trail on Piestewa (py-ES’-tuh-wah) Peak.

Vanacore said the location and darkness dictated the decision to not send a ground crew to help the hiker.

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