Jan 17, 2014 5:17 PM

VIDEO: Search and Rescue hoists fallen hiker

TUCSON - A hiker who had fallen in Mt. Lemmon's backcountry was rescued by Pima County Sheriffs.

The incident happened on Jan. 11.

The hiker, a 56-year-old man, was trying to cross a bridge on the backside of Mt. Lemmon when he lost his footing and fell, Pima County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Courtney Rodriguez said.

The hiker suffered multiple fractures, inlcuding a broken vertabrae. The hiker had limited mobility.

The hiker was flown to the hospital for treatment.


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