ADPS Ranger 42 helicopter, based out of Flagstaff, was dispatched to the scene to assist in the rescue. A rescuer rappelled from the helicopter to the location of the victim. Once packaged for external load flight, the victim and rescuer were flown out of the canyon with a short-haul rescue to the mesa. The patient was turned over to a waiting private EMS helicopter for further transport to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
These types of missions show the exceptional abilities and dedication of ADPS Aviation personnel to protect human life by putting their own lives at risk.