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More hikers on Ariz. mountains, firefighters train for rescues

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PHOENIX -

A lot of folks are taking advantage of the nice weather and going on hikes, but one downside is the amount of mountain rescues over the past few weeks.

For example, a 34-year-old hiker fell more than 250 feet off a cliff and had to be rescued near Roosevelt Lake on Wednesday.

He had head injuries and a number of fractures from the fall.

Rescue crews put the victim on a board, hooked him up to a long line and flew him to safety.

We took a look at the training valley firefighters do to prepare for mountain rescues.

Plus, FOX 10's Kristin Anderson learns how to stay safe while hiking in the heat.

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