Flagstaff rescue teams stay overnight on Mount Elden in response to an injured hiker ambulance

FLAGSTAFF, AZ – Flagstaff rescue workers stayed on Mount Elden after attempting to rescue an injured hiker Thursday night.

The Flagstaff Fire Department announced that they responded to the call on the Fat Mans Loop Trail around 5 p.m. along with the Superstition Fire & Medical District.

When they got there, they used information from the injured hiker’s cell phone call to 911 before his phone died to find him.

The patient was in an “incredibly hard to reach area” later that evening with a badly broken ankle.

Because of strong winds and adverse weather, the rescue was delayed until Friday morning. The crews stayed with the victim overnight until rescue could be attempted in daylight.

His injuries were being treated on the mountain, and when conditions improved, he was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center.

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