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Injured hiker rescued from Sabino Canyon

Injured hiker rescued from Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon clouds

Clouds add beauty to skies over Sabino Canyon northeast of Tucson.

A woman who broke her ankle hiking in Sabino Canyon is recovering at a hospital after being airlifted by authorities Saturday morning.

The 45-year-old woman used her cell phone to place an emergency call around 11 a.m. after her injury, said Dept. James Allerton, a Pima County Sheriff's spokesman.

He said the cell phone allowed personnel to locate her along a popular trail and initiate an appropriate response to airlift her out as temperatures climbed over 100 degrees.

Contact Star reporter Shaq Davis at 573-4218 or

On Twitter: @ShaqDavis1

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.

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