JEROME, Ariz. -A man trapped in his crashed vehicle on a mountain for three days was rescued after a couple taking sightseeing photos found him.
Jerome Police Chief Allen Muma says the 50-year-old man’s purple SUV was spotted Friday afternoon by a couple who had pulled over on a road on Mingus Mountain, about 10 miles south of Jerome.
Muma says it took multiple fire and police agencies more than an hour to get to the man and release him from the car.
The man, who lives in Cornville, was conscious enough to give paramedics information.
Muma says he was airlifted in critical condition to Verde Valley Medical Center and then later transported to a hospital in Flagstaff.
Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say he was in stable condition Saturday.