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Rescuers airlift injured hiker to safety

Search and rescue personnel Thursday morning rescued an injured hiker who spent the night at the bottom of a canyon near Globe and flew him to a nearby hospital. (Source: CBS 5 News) Search and rescue personnel Thursday morning rescued an injured hiker who spent the night at the bottom of a canyon near Globe and flew him to a nearby hospital. (Source: CBS 5 News)
GLOBE, AZ (CBS5) -

Search and rescue personnel rescued an injured hiker Thursday morning who spent the night at the bottom of a canyon near Globe and flew him to a nearby hospital.

Detective Johnny Holmes of the Gila County Sheriff's Office said the man fell in the Parker Creek area near Young about 5 p.m. Wednesday. He was hiking with another man, who called 911 after the fall.

He was airlifted by an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter to a nearby staging area, where he was transferred to a medical helicopter that took him to the hospital.

Rescuers reached the man around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and said he suffered some broken bones, but was conscious and stable. Crews stayed with the victim overnight.

The victim said he fell between 60 to 70 feet.

No other information was immediately available.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.

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