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.