PEORIA- The Peoria Fire Department responded to a patient suffering from a heat-related illness from a mountain near the Vistancia neighborhood in Peoria Sunday morning.

The patient was found two miles north of Vistancia, past the White Peak Mountain, according to rescue crews. Peoria FD rescued the patient from the mountain by helicopter and then transported him to the hospital by ambulance.

Peoria FD said the patient appeared to be a transient who had been outdoors for an extended period of time.

The patient is in stable condition, rescue crews said.