- Associated Press - Sunday, June 28, 2015

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Two hikers were rescued Saturday in the northern Arizona mountains in separate incidents.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says they received two emergency calls less than an hour apart.

Sheriff’s spokesman Gerry Blair says the first incident happened around 12:35 p.m.

A 911 call reported a 58-year-old female hiker from Phoenix had injured her ankle while hiking Kendrick Mountain northwest of Flagstaff.

Rescuers carried her down and she was taken to the hospital for a possible fractured ankle.

The second call involved a 22-year-old man from Lemon Grove, California, who was suffering acute high altitude sickness while hiking the San Francisco Peaks. Authorities say he was unable to walk.

A search and rescue volunteer and off-duty emergency responders helped him down. He was then flown to a hospital for treatment.



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