Man rescued from cliff in Phoenix mountain park
PHOENIX -- Phoenix firefighters have rescued a man who was stuck on steep cliff about 300 feet above a park.
Fire department officials said 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 said rescue crews hiked up and used a rappel system to reach the man, who was combative with them.
They said 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 said he was taken to a hospital but have not determined how he ended up there or why he was combative.