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Injured hiker rescued on Phoenix mountainside

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Mountain rescue at 24th St. and Northern Ave, (Source: CBS 5 News) Mountain rescue at 24th St. and Northern Ave, (Source: CBS 5 News)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

First responders rescued a hiker injured on a mountain near 24th Street and Northern Avenue late Wednesday afternoon.

The 31-year-old man suffered a lower leg injury, possibly a fracture, said Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Jonathan Jacobs.

News helicopter images showed a team of nine rescuers on the ground carrying the hiker on a stretcher down steep and rocky terrain.

No other information was immediately available.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.

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