Glenview 5 Year Old, Dad Rescued Off Treacherous Mountain

A helicopter rescue was necessary after they got lost on a trail in Arizona.

A Glenview dad and his 5-year-old son were rescued by helicopter from an Arizona mountain after getting lost and ending up in rocky, treacherous terrain, according to an article in TribLocal.

The duo, whose names are not being released, were hiking on Cambelback Mountain near Phoenix Thursday when they got lost in a steep section with lots of dangerous ledges, the article says. The dad called 911 and they were eventually put in harnesses and lifted off the mountain.

The father was hoisted up first and then a firefighter got in an harness with the boy, who was described as “very brave” and lifted him to safety.

You can watch a video of the rescue above.

You can read the full TribLocal article here.

Deerfield Resident May 06, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Cathy....OK, IF the father was in trouble, had a heart attack, had a fall, had a problem of any sort.....could the 5 year old do anything to help? The FACT is NO and thus the reason NOT to bring anyone who is not at least capable of fending for themselves up a mountain! I supposed you agree with the family who tried sailing across the ocean with a 1 and 3 year old? So if I had all the facts, could I then pass judgement? I don't know how much more facts I need? Was he escaping through the mountains in search for a better life? Was he trying to find a cure for his son on the mountain top? I just don't think I need any more facts other than he brought a 5 year old up on a mountain!
Cathy Mac May 06, 2014 at 05:51 PM
Deerfield…what would the five-year-old do if he was at home and the dad had a stroke or heart attack? The kid would probably be safer on the mountain! As for whether I "agree" with the sailing family..it's not my place to agree or disagree. But I'd venture to guess that your condemnation of all things would be far more repressive upon a child's development. It's repressing me! Please … you haven't been appointed judge. And you never will be! Thank God for that!
Deerfield Resident May 06, 2014 at 07:04 PM
"The kid would probably be safer on the mountain" - maybe if he lived at your house! Seriously, you must be this guys wife or he's a friend of yours! Or you're just another liberal I'm arguing with who thinks everyone has a right to be an idiot and not be called out for it! Are you serious that you can't pass judgement on the boating fools sailing across the ocean with 1 and 3 year olds? I suppose they were safer on that boat too? I suppose you think that crazy "high" girl who ran down that family in HP shouldn't be judged but rather have our sympathy for just having a bad day? (by the way, her lawyer is claiming she came from too much money and didn't know right from wrong) - but she shouldn't be judged huh? Or that crazy kid who went around the school stabbing people shouldn't be judged - maybe he came from a bad household and needs rehab right? Or that moron who opened fire in a movie theater shouldn't be judged but rather needs to be understood or maybe helped? Or that Boku Haram has every right to kidnap 200 girls in Nigeria because that's their culture and we shouldn't get involved or pass judgement right? See the problem with you liberals is that you stand for nothing and can't stand up to anyone - because you really don't know right from wrong!
Cathy Mac May 06, 2014 at 07:20 PM
Sorry to disappoint you Deerfield, but I'm as conservative as conservative can be. I'm not sure what the heck you are, other than very angry and, for some reason, you think you're the all-knowing. It might help for you to stay away from the news for a while.
Cathy Mac May 06, 2014 at 07:24 PM
In fact, you can't be real. Did Stu put you up to this?


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