Phoenix Camelback Mountain Closed After Hiker Gets Trapped Under Boulder

By Scott Bourque
Published: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 2:37pm

Phoenix Fire Department rescued a Camelback Mountain hiker
Phoenix Fire Department
The Phoenix Fire Department rescued a Camelback Mountain hiker, whose lower body became stuck under the 300-pound rock on March 14, 2020.

The city of Phoenix closed the hiking trails along Camelback Mountain until further notice after a hiker was trapped under a boulder on Saturday.

The Phoenix Fire Department rescued the out-of-town hiker, whose lower body became stuck under the 300-pound rock as he leaned against it to stabilize himself. 

Firefighters were able to extricate the man and transport him to a trauma center with extensive injuries to his lower body. 

There is no estimate on when the trails will reopen. 

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