Tucson Fire paramedics rescued a couple Tuesday night in the "A" Mountain area after reports the woman was injured. 

Tucson Fire received a report at about 8:15 p.m. that a couple was hiking and the woman had twisted her ankle and may have a snake bite on her arm, said Jessica Nolte, a Tucson Fire spokeswoman. 

It took paramedics until a little after 9 p.m. to locate the couple because they were off one of the hiking trails in the area of "A" Mountain.

Tucson Fire began requesting a technical rescue team and helicopters but called them off when they located the couple.

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When paramedics found the couple, it was unclear if the woman's two injuries were related, Nolte said.

It was also unclear if the injury on her arm was a snake bite or a scratch. Crews transported the woman to a hospital around 9:30.

"It's great to enjoy our hiking trails around the area, but maybe doing it with a little better light or different time of day would have been in their favor," Nolte said.

Contact reporter Danyelle Khmara at dkhmara@tucson.com or 573-4223. On Twitter: @DanyelleKhmara


Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.