Update:  April 19, 2017 at 8:45 am –

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and its Search and Rescue Unit coordinated two rescues yesterday afternoon.  Both individuals needing rescuing were transported by ground ambulance for further medical treatment, neither had life-threatening injuries.

The 70 year-old woman rescued from West Clear Creek was a Sedona, AZ resident on a day hike.  Special thanks to the USFS which had an engine crew and hot shot crew in the area as well as the Blue Ridge Fire Department for their assistance with the rescue.  Downed trees across the trail needed to be removed to assist with carrying out of the woman.  She was the transported by ground ambulance to Flagstaff Medical Center for further medical treatment.

The young man injured during a fall near Water Holes Canyon was an 18 year-old Page, AZ resident.  The subject had injuries to his upper body and was unable to climb out.  The Sheriff’s Office is thankful for the assistance from National Park Service, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Page Fire Department personnel helped the injured subject to an alternate exit route.  He was transported by ground ambulance to the Page Hospital for further medical treatment.

Thank you again to all the agencies that assisted in these rescues.


Coconino County, AZ –  At approximately 1:20 pm Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 70 year-old female with a broken ankle in West Clear Creek near the Maxwell Trailhead which located approximately 55 miles south of Flagstaff, AZ.  Members of the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit are currently responding and conducting a coordinated rescue effort assisted by hotshot crew personnel from the Coconino National Forest and Blue Ridge Fire Department.

Also occurring at this time, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the Search and Rescue Unit are responding to a report of a male subject injured from what was reported to be an approximate 30 foot fall.  The subject fell while climbing near Water Holes Canyon which is southwest of Page, AZ. This call came in at approximately 3:40 pm.

Rescue efforts remain underway for both incidents at this time.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
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