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Maricopa County Sheriff's crew helps woman and her ailing father down from an Arizona mountain


FOUNTAIN HILLS, Arizona — A Maricopa County Sheriff's search-and-rescue team has helped a woman and her ailing father down from a mountain near Fountain Hills.

The 25-year-old woman called sheriff's deputies Wednesday after the pair had hiked into a rugged portion of the Four Peaks wilderness northeast of the Phoenix area and the man started to have some sort of medical issue.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the area and determined the terrain was too difficult to extract the man and woman on Wednesday night.

A medical team was flown in to spend the night with the two with blankets and supplies.

The crew hiked the pair down Brown Peak on Thursday morning.

Authorities say the man has been taken to a hospital.

The names of the man and his daughter haven't been released.

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