Hiker injured climbing down into cave in Peppersauce Canyon
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pinal County Sheriff’s personnel helped rescue a hiker who got injured while trying to climb down into a cave in Peppersauce Canyon.
Sheriff’s officials said the 64-year-old woman fell off a ladder Saturday afternoon at the canyon, located northeast of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
They said the hiker suffered fractured bones and lacerations and was airlifted to a hospital for treatment.
The woman’s name hasn’t been released.
Tucson TV station KOLD reports that the rescue was a combined effort between the sheriff’s office, the American Medical Response and the Oracle Fire Department.