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Arizona man is rescued on hiking trail in Thermal

Published On: Jan 02 2013 03:03:50 PM CST

THERMAL, Calif. -

A 50 year-old man is safe today after getting lost on a hiking trail in Thermal.

Officials say a 50 year old Arizona man went for a six-hour hike on the Martinez Canyon trailhead, near Jackson street and Avenue 66.

The man left on Sunday but never returned to his pickup point on highway 74.

Authorities were able to locate the man on Monday night. He was sheltered near a campfire.

Rescue crews safely airlifted him and he was later evaluated by medical personnel before being reunited with family members.

Written by Alex Batres, Morning Anchor / Reporter KESQ.  You can reach Alex at