AZ Boy Scout troop rescued after leader is injured - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

AZ Boy Scout troop rescued after leader is injured

© CBS 5 News © CBS 5 News
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (CBS5) -

A group of eight Boy Scouts on a hike in northern Arizona were rescued over the weekend after one of their leaders suffered a leg injury, sheriff's authorities said.

The Scouts, from Phoenix, were on a hike in Oak Creek Canyon when they encountered a large body of water that stopped their progress, said Coconino County Sheriff's Office spokesman Gerald Blair.

They were not prepared or equipped to wade through the water that at its highest point was chest high on some of the boys, who ranged in age from 8 to 12, Blair said.

One of the leaders, who is 71, managed to injure his leg and found it too painful to proceed.

Another leader hiked out to the West Fork Trail Head off of Woody Mountain Road at 11 p.m. Saturday to call for help.

Sheriff's deputies and search and rescue volunteers hiked to the group's location. Some of the rescuers immediately escorted the Boy Scouts and a 30-year-old female leader back to Woody Mountain Road.

A group of volunteers remained with the injured leader and administered first aid to enable  him to hike back to the starting point, Blair said. 

The rescuers and injured leader reached the road the next morning and refused any additional medical care.

The Boy Scouts and their leaders then returned to the Phoenix area.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Ohio Senate OKs bill to stop suspensions of young students

    Ohio Senate OKs bill to stop suspensions of young students

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:45:29 GMT
    FOX19 NOW/fileFOX19 NOW/file

    The Ohio Senate has unanimously approved a bill preventing schools from imposing out-of-school suspensions to young students who have committed minor infractions.

    Full Story >

    The Ohio Senate has unanimously approved a bill preventing schools from imposing out-of-school suspensions to young students who have committed minor infractions.

    Full Story >
  • Texas school shooting survivors face a 'spiritual war zone'

    Texas school shooting survivors face a 'spiritual war zone'

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:52:04 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:45:00 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

    Full Story >

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

    Full Story >
  • School shooting victims remembered as sweet, hardworking

    School shooting victims remembered as sweet, hardworking

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-05-21 05:42:02 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:44:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fareed Khan). Abdul Aziz Sheikh, center, father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Pakistani foreign exchange student is among tho...(AP Photo/Fareed Khan). Abdul Aziz Sheikh, center, father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 19, 2018. The Pakistani foreign exchange student is among tho...
    An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a...Full Story >
    An outgoing and 'really funny' student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom and an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school.Full Story >
Powered by Frankly
<div id="CDEV-footer"> <div class="top"> <div class="search-box"> <div class="wnSearchBox" id="WNSearchBox-bottom"><form method="get" onsubmit="return wnValidateSearchTerm(this,0)" action="/Global/searchresults.asp"><span>Can't Find Something? </span><input type="text" class="wnQueryText" name="qu" size="20" value="" placeholder="Search For It Here"><input type="submit" class="wnSubmit" value="Search"></form></div> </div> <div class="station-info"> <div class="logo"><img src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncustom/custom/wxix/2015/images/wxix-footer-logo.png" width="103" height="98" border="0" /></div> <div class="contact"> <div>635 West Seventh Street<br>Cincinnati, Ohio 45203</div> <div>(513) 421-1919</div> </div> <div class="fcc"> <div><a href="https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/wxix-tv">FCC Public File</a></div> <a href="mailto:publicfile@fox19.com">publicfile@fox19.com</a> <div>(334) 206-1400</div> <a href="/story/14388421/2012-eeo-public-file-report">EEO Report</a> <a href="/story/12032269/closed-captioning-problems">Closed Captioning</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="footer-main-nav"> <ul class="link-group"> <!--<li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li> <li><a href="#">News Now Link</a></li>--> </ul> </div> <div class="news-link"> <ul class="link-group"> <li><a href="http://www.ktre.com/category/241993/texas-news-now">Texas News Now</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="bottom"> <div class="copyrightText"> <a id="wnLogo" href="http://www.worldnow.com"><img src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncorp/logos/worldnow_white.png" id="wn"></a> <div class="text"> All content &copy; Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our <a href="/story/8774923/privacy-policy">Privacy Policy</a>, and <a href="/story/8775106/terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>, and <a class="adchoice" href="//www.aboutads.info/choices" target="policy">Ad Choices</a>. </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div>