PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix firefighters have rescued a man who was stuck on steep cliff about 300 feet above a park.
Fire department officials say concerned hikers called 911 around 9:30 a.m. Sunday to report an adult male standing in a cliff area where there was not footing or hand holds available.
Authorities say rescue crews hiked up and used a rappel system to reach the man, who was combative with them.
They say the man’s combative behavior made putting him in a safety harness difficult.
Firefighters were able to bring the man down to a safer part of the mountain and placed him on a stretcher.
Officials say he was taken to a hospital but have not determined how he ended up there or why he was combative.
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