Rescue teams were called to assist a hiker who suffered a back injury on a La Quinta hiking trail on Sunday – a day that saw temperatures soar to 114 degrees.
Officials were called to an area between the La Quinta Cove and Lake Cahuilla a bit after 10:30 am, according to Cal Fire.
#TecateINCIDENT [UPDATE] The victim walked out on foot and was transported to an area hospital by ground ambulance.
— CAL FIRE Riverside (@CALFIRERRU) August 4, 2019
With the help of rescuers, the hiker walked to safety and was taken to a hospital a little after 1 pm.
Monday’s high temperature in La Quinta is expected to reach 119 degrees – so perhaps wait for another day to head out on the trails.