Firefighters rescued eight hikers off Phoenix’s Camelback Mountain who had been affected by heat-related points in triple-digit climate. The group was apparently filming a actuality TV present earlier than the rescue.
They are saying a 50-year-old lady, a 42-year-old lady and a 24-year-old man had been assisted off the Echo Canyon path Thursday and brought by ambulance to hospitals, however all had been listed in steady situation.
The opposite 5 had been taken off the mountain by a rescue helicopter or a giant wheel basket. The Phoenix Hearth Division posted video of the scene on Fb, writing: “At present was one for the books!”
Metropolis hearth division officers stated the hikers had been unfold out over a number of mile markers on the path, which added to the issue of the operation.
They stated the hikers had been principally from out of state and in Phoenix as a part of a ladies’s retreat.
Jasmine Hunter, one of many hikers, told CBS affiliate KPHO-TV they had been filming a actuality TV present known as “Dangerous Women Gone God.”
“After we get collectively, we reward, we worship, we do totally different actions that not solely take a look at our bodily however our religious capabilities as nicely,” Hunter advised the station.
Hunter stated she was one of many first ones down the mountain and did not know others within the group had been struggling.
“They seen they weren’t coming, the stream slowing down. We could not attain anyone on the telephone anymore and that is after we had been like, we have to activate,” Hunter advised the station.
Firefighters stated the group began their hike at 7 a.m. with every particular person solely carrying a small bottle of water.
“We had no thought going into it that this apparently was one of many hardest trails in Phoenix,” Kristin Livingston advised KPHO-TV. “I feel they simply have dehydration and issues like that. Within the identify of Jesus, they will be OK!”