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Press Release: Injured Woman Rescued After a 100 Foot Fall in Box Canyon

On September 8, 2013, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Unit and the Southern Arizona Rescue Association (SARA), responded to Box Canyon reference an injured 69-year-old female who fell over the edge. When they arrived, they made contact the person who reported the injured female.According to the reportee, he was scouting for deer in Box Canyon yesterday, when he saw a car parked on the side of the road. When he went out to scout for deer today, he noticed the car was still there, so he went to investigate. As he approached the car he could hear someone calling for help and saw the female approximately 100 feet below.Rescue personnel hiked down into Box Canyon to render aid to the injured female. When they reached her, they noticed she had injuries to her head and body. The injured female was secured on a stretcher and placed in a Baumann Bag.The Sheriff’s Department helicopter utilized the hoist to lift the female from the canyon. When the female was secured on the helicopter she was flown to a nearby landing zone and transferred to a Life Line helicopter. Life Line transported the injured female to a nearby hospital for treatment.

September 09, 2013 7:37 am  •