4 Marines rescued from Joshua Tree hiking trail

Four marines were rescued from a hiking trail inside of Joshua Tree National Park on Sunday.

According to Z107.7, the four had become stranded in a wash about 10 miles from the 49 Palms trailhead. One of the Marines was suffering from severe hydration and another had a twisted ankle.

The Marines were able to get a hold of the fire communication center and gave general information about their location. A Sheriff’s helicopter was called to assist with the rescue, but had to be called back due to the stormy weather.

Paramedics made their way to the men by traveling extremely rough terrain and, when the weather settled down, the helicopter was called back about 11 pm to airlift out the dehydrated Marine, who was flown to the Naval Hospital on board the Twentynine Palms Combat Center.


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