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Firefighters rescue women off mountain at Echo Canyon
by Megan Gordon - Dec. 20, 2009 09:05 PM
The Arizona Republic
After losing track of time, two women got stuck on the top of Echo Canyon in Phoenix.
The women climbed the mountain Sunday afternoon, got lost on the south side of the mountain and called Phoenix Fire for help at 6:50 p.m., Phoenix Fire Department spokesperson Captain Dorian Jackson said.
Six firefighters hiked up the mountain guided by a helicopter spotlight. The firefighters were able to walk the women, both in their 20s, back down the mountain. Neither was injured.
"People need to realize it gets dark around five," Jackson said. "If you're stuck up there when it gets dark, you can't see the trail to get back down."
The women's families were waiting at the bottom "and were very grateful" to firefighters, Jackson said.
It took about an hour to rescue the women.
Seems to me like the reporter is about as clueless as the two hikers were. Since when is Echo Canyon on the South side of Camelback? It wasn't when I was there on Friday =)