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Teen rescued from quarry

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A valley teen was rescued after being trapped on a steep, rocky hill on Monday night.

Rescue crews say a 16-year-old boy snuck into a rock quarry and ended up getting stuck on some rough terrain.

It happened around 9 p.m. near Buffalo Ridge Park off 16th Street and Union Hills.

Firefighters say the area the boy got stuck in was fenced in and he shouldn't have been there in the first place.
    
Fortunately for the teen, his sister knew where he was and called 911.

Technical crews from around the valley were called in and they moved in above and below where he was stuck.

Some of the people repelled down to him using light from the Phoenix police helicopter.

Crews strapped him in a harness and got him to safety where the other rescuers were standing.

Firefighters say it's important not to hike in areas were you shouldn't be.

"What it all boils down to is that the decisions that we make. Be realistic about what we're doing. Make sure that you're safe and that you're hiking in the areas that you're supposed to be hiking in," said Phoenix Fire Capt. Jonathan Jacobs.

Firefighters say the teen did do the right thing in deciding to stay in one spot after realizing he was in danger.

If the teen would have made a bad move, crews say the teen could have easily slipped and fallen down the 300 to 500 foot deep cliff.

Fortunately, firefighters were able to safely get him out of the quarry.

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