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Man injured while hiking Flume Trail

Members of the Prescott Fire Department use a Stokes basket to haul a 53-year-old hiker nearly half a mile out of the Flume Trail in the Granite Dells on Saturday, May 13, in Prescott.
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Members of the Prescott Fire Department use a Stokes basket to haul a 53-year-old hiker nearly half a mile out of the Flume Trail in the Granite Dells on Saturday, May 13, in Prescott.

A 53-year-old man who was hiking the Flume Trail in the Granite Dells Saturday, May 13, injured his ankle and had to be brought out to the trailhead by Prescott firefighters, according to Battalion Chief Scott Luedeman.

At about 2:30 p.m., rescuers were called to the trail after the man slipped and couldn’t walk out.

When the first crew made contact with the man, it was clear that he would need to be carried the half-mile to the trailhead on east Granite Dells Road.

Firefighters loaded him into a Stokes basket with a large wheel, used to move patients in rough terrain, and took him to an ambulance.

Luedeman said the operation took about an hour and fifteen minutes, start to finish.

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