More than 20 hikers in Pima County assisted amid high temperatures over weekend

Multiple agencies, in and out of Pima County, assisted more than 20 hikers throughout the weekend due to the blazing summer heat.

On Facebook, Rural Metro Fire said that with the help of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department and the Southern Arizona Rescue Association, the agencies assisted several hikers in the Sabino Canyon area.

While responding to initial calls for dehydrated hikers, agencies ended up finding more hikers in need of assistance. 

According to Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Jelineo, the sheriff’s department helped assist 23 hikers over the weekend.


The Pima County Sheriff’s Department, in addition to other agencies, assisted many hikers in the Sabino Canyon area over the weekend.

In addition to the Sabino Canyon rescues, the Green Valley Fire District and the Tubac Fire District assisted an overheated hiker in Madera Canyon yesterday. 

In a Tweet, Green Valley Fire said it took close to five hours to assist the  hiker. Fire officials also worked with Coronado National Forest officials, border agents, and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department to help the hiker. 

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