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Emergency crews rescue injured hiker in Thermal


Emergency crews rescued an injured hiker in Thermal Wednesday afternoon.

The incident was reported in Painted Canyon at 12:18 p.m. The inaccessible rescue was successfully executed at 2:32 p.m. with assistance from California Highway Patrol.

The hiker reported has sustained moderate injuries.

A Mercy Air helicopter transported the hiker to a local hospital for treatment.

Five CAL FIRE engines have responded to the scene.


Sam Benson Smith

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