Two hikers rescued from Skyline Trail above Palm Springs

Two hikers, who were not prepared for cold and ice, were rescued from the Skyline Trail above Palm Springs after one of them suffered a medical emergency Friday night.

The hikers called police on Friday after encountering icy terrain at about 5,200 feet on their climb up the mountain. The two said they planned to spend the night and resume hiking the next morning. A sheriff’s department helicopter flew them in supplies, according to the Desert Sun.

A few hours later, about 9 pm, the hikers were rescued after one had a medical emergency. The two were airlifted off of the mountain, with one being taken to the hospital.

The hospitalized man is expected to make a full recovery.


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