Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mountain Rescue - 23015 North 128th Street - Tom's Thumb Trailhead

Mountain rescue reported at Tom's Thumb Trailhead at 23015 North 128th Street in Scottsdale, AZ.

Units responding, staged or on scene include: E45 E610 E614 P-610 BC602 S613.

[Update] SFD officials tell us that Scottsdale and Phoenix technical rescue teams where called out to the trailhead in North Scottsdale around 12:00 noon today for 60 year old female in distress. SFD paramedics made contact with the patient less than a mile up the trail. The patient sustained an ankle injury while hiking. Scottsdale technical rescue teams utilized the ‘big wheel’ to extract the patient from the trailhead. The patient was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Scottsdale Fire would like to remind you of a few hiking/safety tips:

  • Hike with a buddy
  • Begin hydrating the day before your hike
  • Have enough water for yourself and pet(s) you bring
  • Bring a charged cell phone
  • Wear sensible shoes: hiking boots or tennis/gym shoes
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses
  • Tell friends where and when you are going and when you expect to return
  • Know your location and the closest trailhead