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Woman airlifted from Palm Springs hiking trail

A woman who was injured on a hiking trail near Palm Springs today was airlifted out of the area, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Riverside County and Palm Springs city firefighters responded at 12:20 p.m. to a report of an injured hiker on the Murray Canyon Trail, in an unincorporated area south of Palm Springs.

Firefighters hiked to the woman, who suffered “a lower extremity injury,” and a Cal Fire helicopter hoisted her off of the trail to a waiting ambulance, according to April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department.

The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, Newman said. Authorities did not reveal how the hiker was injured.

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