A man who decided to go hiking on the hottest day of 2018 was rescued in Palm Springs on Friday.
The hiker called police after he fell down a ravine around the Dry Falls Trail west of the Palm Springs Art Museum around 8:08 pm, according to the Desert Sun. He told authorities he could not get out of the ravine and lost sight of the path. He also didn’t have enough water.
Terrain and weather kept the Palm Springs Police Search and Rescue from getting to the man on Friday night, so they kept in contact via cell phone until a helicopter could be flown in Saturday morning to rescue the man.
The hiker was in good health except other than some dehydration.
Update: Here is video of the rescue:
This is video from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Air Rescue 5 helo rescuing a hiker in PS today. Due to the hot weather, we needed a helicopter that could handle this rescue. A mutual aid request was submitted and we were able to rescue the hiker safely. #savinglives pic.twitter.com/1Md5g3QxEG
— Palm Springs PD (@PalmSpringsPD) July 8, 2018