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Cochise County Search & Rescue crews save two hikers on Tuesday

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Cochise County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team helped rescue multiple hikers in dangerous situations on Tuesday, March 5th.

The first rescue took place at Rockfellow Dome in the Dragoon Mountains. CCSO received a report of a 72-year-old man trapped in a 200-foot narrow ditch.

Cochise County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue

A hiker is trapped at Rockfellow Dome in the Dragoon Mountains.

Rescue workers arrived by helicopter and made their way to the trapped hikers. Despite the bad weather, the crew was able to get the hikers to safety. Fortunately, the hiker was not injured.

The same day, several CCSO Search and Rescue personnel responded to the Silver Peak Trail in Portal. Police received a call from a 67-year-old woman who needed help. Leaders said the woman injured her ankle while walking on the trail.

Silver Peak Trail Rescue

Cochise County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue

Woman rescued at Silver Peak trial

Search and rescue teams worked with the Portal Fire Department to stabilize the wound. The hiker was then taken off the trail and returned to safety with the help of Wildland Firefighters working in the area.

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Austin “AJ” Janos He is the producer of KGUN 9. He graduated from the University of Arizona in his 2022 year and while attending college he worked at UATV3.Share your story ideas or important issues with AJ via email aj.janos@kgun9.com.

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