Rock climber, hiker rescued in separate incidents in Joshua Tree on Wednesday

Rescue crews were busy inside of Joshua Tree National Park on Wednesday afternoon.

They were first called about 2:15 to the Split Rock area after a woman fell and broke her leg, according to Z107.7. She was taken by MBA to a local hospital for treatment.

While assisting the woman, another call came in at 3:45 pm for a rock climber who fell about 4o to 50 feet near the Quail Springs area. The man was taken by Sheriff’s helicopter to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs for treatment.

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