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Dehydrated hiker rescued in Palm Springs

Published On: Apr 23 2013 06:47:18 PM CDT

Palm Springs, Calif. -

Emergency crews were busy in Palm Springs Tuesday after a group of hikers phone 9-1-1 for help.  According to Palm Springs Police, at approximately 1:06 PM, they received a call rom four hikers, one of which was dehydrated.  The hikers called from Dunn Road, approximately two miles above the Rimrock Center, located at 4733 East Palm Canyon Drive.   T

The dehydrated hiker, a 21-year-old male from the Coachella Valley, was located by the Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue Unit.  The Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue Unit was able to transport the dehydrated hiker to the base of the mountain where he was later transported to a local hospital in stable condition. 

The Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue Unit handles dozens of calls like this one every year and would like to remind everyone that with rising temperatures, the risk of hiking in these treacherous mountains increases. 

They recommend that every hiker be well-hydrated and in good physical condition before beginning any hike. Hikers should carry several liters of water each.  They should always tell a friend where they are going, dress appropriately in bright colors (not green, brown or black) and carry a cell phone with a strong battery.