Peppersauce Cave

Spelunkers pause in a big room of Peppersauce Cave, a series of limestone caverns in southern Pinal County.

ORACLE (AP) — Pinal County Sheriff’s personnel helped rescue a hiker who got injured while trying to climb down into a cave in Peppersauce Canyon.

Sheriff's officials said the 64-year-old woman fell off a ladder Saturday afternoon at the canyon, located northeast of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

They said the hiker suffered fractured bones and lacerations and was airlifted to a hospital for treatment.

The woman’s name hasn’t been released.

Tucson TV station KOLD reports that the rescue was a combined effort between the sheriff’s office, the American Medical Response and the Oracle Fire Department.

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