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Injured Hiker Rescued from Art Smith Trail off Highway 74

Emergency crews rescued an injured female hiker, off the Art Smith Trail near Palm Desert Late Tuesday morning.

According to Cal Fire, just before 10:00, they got a call of a hiker in distress and possibly injured on the trail, that is located near Highway 74 and Bighorn Drive. 

The female hiker broke her ankle and needed to be airlifted from the trail to safety. A CHP helicopter was able to take the woman from the trail to a nearby ambulance. The woman was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Rich Tarpening


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