Hiker carried 3 miles out of Joshua Tree after suffering heat-related illness

A woman in her 60s was carried out of Joshua Tree National Park and taken to the hospital after suffering a heat-related illness Wednesday.

She was hiking with friends on the Boy Scout Trail when she became ill about 11:45 am, according to Z107.7. Her friends carried her out, about three miles to the Indian Cove Ranger station. She was then driven to Hi-Desert Medical Center.

Her current condition is not known.

An excessive heat warning was issues this week for the area, with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees.


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