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.
On Wed, June 20, our Search & Rescue team (JOSAR) responded to a carry out for a visitor with symptoms of heat-related illness. The hiker was located more than 2 miles down The Boy Scout Trail. The high temperature was 106 °F & JOSAR was in the field from roughly noon – 4 pm. pic.twitter.com/F1zCIuHouB
— Joshua Tree NPS (@JoshuaTreeNPS) June 23, 2018
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.
Always practice heat safety when visiting Joshua Tree. Drink lots of water even when you are not hiking. Eat salty snacks.
— Joshua Tree NPS (@JoshuaTreeNPS) June 21, 2018
An excessive heat warning was issues this week for the area, with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees.