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Shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Sedona Fire District crews responded to an injured hiker on the Wilson Mountain Trail.

Courtesy photo An Arizona Department of Public Safety Air Rescue helicopter flys over Sedona after rescuing a hiker injured on the Wilson Mountain Trail on Saturday, May 4. See the video of the resuce on our website emergency crews responded from Station No. 5 in Oak Creek Canyon and Station No. 4 in Uptown to the Wilson Mountain Trailhead at Midgley Bridge.

Click here to view the video.

Once at the trailhead, SFD Battalion Chief Ed Mezulis worked with the Sedona Regional Communication Center to established cell phone contact and pinpoint the location of the injured hiker. It took SFD crews a little over two hours to reach the injured hiker. Due to the remote location of the hiker, Arizona Department of Public Safety Air Rescue was requested to assist with the extrication.

For the full story, see the Friday, May 10, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.

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  • bill

    What an unbelieveable ,over dramatic waste of resources. 13 million dollars a year for firefighters in Sedona and four of those healthy young men couldn't have carried this person down? Who dreams up these "rescues"? Obviously someone with a very vested interest in glorifing and expanding their bureaucratic empire. I supposes Sedona Fire Dept will soon need their own helicopter for these manufactured dramas or is this already in discussion??

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