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Loose boulder strikes teens on Goat Camp Trail

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SURPRISE, Ariz. -

Two teens were hurt Sunday when a rock came loose and rolled into them while hiking off-trail.

Just after noon Sunday, the Maricopa County Sheriff's office received a 911 call about two 15-year-olds that had been struck by a 300-400 pound boulder.

Deputies, the sheriff's mountain rescue team, and Rural Metro firefighters responded. They hiked up to the teens' location, about 1.5 to 2 miles in on Goat Camp Trail. The teens were about 50 feet off the trail, on a steep hillside.

MCSO says the 15-year-old male suffered a compound fracture of his left leg and was bleeding profusely.

The 15-year-old female had minor injuries on the right side of her body, including a large scrape on her right thigh and wrist. They both could not walk.

Medics got the teens stabilized and they were taken off the mountain by the sheriff's helicopter. They were taken to area hospitals and will be ok.

The boulder apparently came loose, rolled over the male, and hit the female.

MCSO is reminding hikers to always stay on marked trails.

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