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Rescue Crews Tended To A Stranded Hiker On Humphreys Trail Sunday

pic courtesy of Summit Fire And Medical
pic courtesy of Summit Fire And Medical

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Coconino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and Summit Fire and Medical crews rescued a stranded hiker Sunday afternoon. At around 3:30 p.m., crews were sent to the Humphreys Trail area. A hiker called for help after suffering extreme cramping about three miles up the trail. Due to wet weather and declining temperatures, crews figured they had about an hour to reach the hiker before hypothermia started to set in. Crews reached the person at around 4:23 p.m. The hiker was alert, but was extremely cold with severe cramping in both legs. The hiker was put in warm clothes and placed into a stokes basket and removed from the trail to an awaiting ambulance. The person was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment. Remember: If you plan on hiking this time of year in Northern Arizona, the weather can change quickly. Be prepared with plenty of food, water and clothing, as well as a fully-charged cell phone.