An Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter lifts an injured hiker off of Mount Lemmon on Friday. The woman was injured in a fall and rescued by personnel from several agencies including the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Border Patrol and Southern Arizona Rescue Association.

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A woman injured after wandering away from her Mount Lemmon campsite, was rescued Friday morning after spending the night on the mountain.

The 53-year-old woman was with others who were camping at Rose Lake when she disappeared, said Deputy Tom Peine, spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

She had left the campsite in the morning, but wasn’t reported missing until about 3:20 p.m.

Deputies with the Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Unit responded to look for the woman and received assistance from volunteers with the Southern Arizona Rescue Association (SARA).

The woman was located just after 9 p.m. in what Peine described as “treacherous terrain.”

The woman had injuries from a fall that prevented her from hiking out with rescuers and a helicopter couldn’t lift her out until daylight, so a sheriff’s deputy and a SARA member stayed with her overnight, Peine said.

This morning, the woman was picked up by an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter and transported to a waiting ambulance.

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