A hiker is in critical condition after being rescued from the Bump & Grind hiking trail in Palm Desert on Thursday.
First responders were called a little after 11 am to the trail. Rescuers were able to hike to the patient, who was eventually airlifted off the trail to a nearby ambulance.
A hiker on the Bump and Grind trail is in critical condition after suffering a heat-related illness. They were airlifted to the hospital.
Be safe out there!
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A Cal Fire official told KESQ that a female hiker was located “in severe distress” a little more than half-a-mile up the trail.
Temperatures in the Coachella Valley had already reached above 100 degrees as of 11 am. No additional details were available.
#GrindIncident [UPDATE]: Patient loaded into Star 9 and delivered to a waiting ground ambulance. Patient transported to area hospital in critical condition.
— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) June 4, 2020