Woman, 69, hurt in fall rescued from Ariz. canyon

AP News
Posted: Sep 09, 2013 10:51 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A 69-year-old woman fell about 100 feet into a canyon in southern Arizona, was injured and had to stay there overnight before a man scouting locations to hunt deer spotted her, and a rescue helicopter eventually lifted her out.

The Pima County Sheriff's Office says the woman was found after a man returned to Box Canyon near Tucson on Sunday, a day after he first noticed a parked car there.

The man called authorities after hearing calls for help and seeing the woman approximately 100 feet below.

Search and rescue personnel responded, and a helicopter lifted the woman out of the canyon.

Deputy Tracy Suitt (suit) says the woman apparently slipped before tumbling down a very steep slope.

Suitt says the unidentified woman's injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening.