Aug 18, 2012 4:12 PM by Van Nguyen

Man removing buffelgrass rescued near Starr Pass Resort

TUCSON - The Tucson Fire Department help rescued a man Saturday.

Crews were dispatched to a trail near the Starr Pass Resort just after 9:30am.

Capt. Barrett Baker with the Tucson Fire Department says a group was working to remove buffelgrass.

A 60-year-old man in the group showed some symptoms of heat-related illness, including weakness and nausea.

He called 9-1-1. Crews responded and made their way through rough terrain to get to him.

It took crews 18 minutes to get to the patient due to the conditions.

They stabilized him and assist in rehydrating him.

They then work to get him down the mountain, making frequent stops to monitor his condition and vital signs to ensure a safe outcome.

Crews made it off the mountain and onto the golf course at Starr Pass.

Representatives from Starr Pass assisted by providing transportation from the golf course back to additional medical resources that were on scene.

The patient was not transported to the hospital.

Pima County Sheriff's Department had resources from the Search and Rescue Team there to help as well.


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