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Hikers airlifted from Camelback Mountain due to heat-related symptoms

Phoenix Fire crews airlifted two hikers suffering from heat-related symptoms off of Camelback Mountain on Friday, as temperatures reached 108 degrees.
Credit: Phoenix Fire Department

PHOENIX — Two hikers were airlifted off Camelback Mountain on Friday after the women suffered heat-related illnesses. 

Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Capt. Rob McDade said the hikers, who were described as two women in their 20s, were near the top of the mountain when they started feeling the effects of heat-related symptoms. 

Both hikers were taken off the mountain safely. 

They are being treated for heat exhaustion. 

A 64-year-old man was rescued from South Mountain on Friday afternoon due to heat-related symptoms. The man was expected to be taken to a local hospital for more treatment. 

The high temperature on Friday in Phoenix was 108 degrees. 

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