Green Valley woman falls 100 feet into canyon near Tucson

2013-09-10T00:00:00Z 2013-09-10T07:30:51Z Green Valley woman falls 100 feet into canyon near TucsonVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A 69-year-old Green Valley woman is in stable condition after surviving a 100-foot fall in Box Canyon, south of Tucson, during the weekend.

Margaret Brummer may have fallen sometime Saturday, officials said.

She was rescued from the canyon after a man scouting for deer in the area in the Santa Rita Mountains and noticed the same car parked for two days in a row and then heard her calls for help when he approached the car Sunday, Deputy Tracy Suitt, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman, said in a news release.

The man saw Brummer about 100 feet below in the canyon, the release said.

Rescue crews hiked into the canyon to help Brummer who had head and body injuries.

She was placed on a stretcher and taken out of the canyon by helicopter and taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.

She was still in the hospital Monday afternoon and was alert and in stable condition. 

Crews from the sheriff's department's search and rescue unit and the Southern Arizona Rescue Association helped rescue the woman.

Contact reporter Veronica Cruz at vcruz@azstarnet.com or 573-4224. 

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