- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on the rescue of a hiker who fell 100 feet from a Phoenix mountain. (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

Phoenix firefighters have rescued a hiker who fell roughly 100 feet from Camelback Mountain.

Fire spokeswoman Reda Bigler says the woman was rushed to a hospital Wednesday in critical condition.

Crews initially planned to hoist her off the mountain but carried her out on foot instead.

Officials did not release her identity but Bigler says she is in her 20s.

She was unconscious but breathing when firefighters found her.

They did not say what caused her to fall.


4:45 p.m.

Phoenix firefighters are rescuing a hiker who fell roughly 100 feet.

Fire officials say the 18-year-old woman fell Wednesday afternoon in Echo Canyon.

Crews located her and found she was unconscious but breathing.

Fire spokeswoman Reda Bigler says rescue teams are conducting a hoist operation to get the woman off a climbing area off the main trail.

Bigler did not release any further details.

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