Couple rescued from Gila Mountains

Couple rescued from Gila Mountains

YUMA COUNTY, Ariz. – A couple was rescued west of the Gila Mountains after a man fell off the edge of the Jester’s Trail.

Deputies with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) say they received a 911 call early afternoon Monday from a woman reporting that her husband had fallen off the trail.

The man and woman were found shortly after with the help of Yuma Marine Corps Air Station Search and Rescue Unit (MCAS SAR) and Rural Metro Fire and Ambulance.

Deputies say the man was taken to Yuma Regional Medial Center by helicopter.

His condition is unknown at this point.


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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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