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Hiker rescued amid recent high temperatures

TUCSON – Pima County Sheriff’s Department is reminding the community to take caution when temperatures are elevated.

The department said search and rescue crews rescued a hiker in northeast Tucson, near Tanque Verde Ranch Tuesday afternoon.

A hiker was rescued on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2019, near Tanque Verde Ranch. Courtesy: Pima County Sheriff’s Department

Hospital officials reported that the hiker’s internal temperature was 104.7 degrees.

According to Meteorologist Shea Sorenson, temperatures could be record-breaking Wednesday afternoon. There is an Excessive Heat Warning in effect.

Temperatures on Thursday could climb to 108-110°, with the record standing at 110° in 2015. Be sure to limit your time outdoors the next few days, especially between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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Julia Leon

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