Was Injured Hiker Alone on Rancho Mirage Trail?

Firefighters rescued an injured hiker from a trail in Rancho Mirage on Saturday, December 18. According to the Riverside County Fire Department, a woman fell about 20 feet from a Magnesia Falls Canyon trail around 10 a.m.

A California Highway Patrol (CHP) helicopter responded and helped locate the injured hiker. Another helicopter then arrived and hoisted the woman from the trail. Paramedics were on scene to treat her. She was then transported to the hospital for moderate injuries. It is unclear whether the woman was hiking with anyone else or how the fall occurred.

Hiking Safety Rules Still Apply in Winter Months

While it is past the time of year when we hear reports of hikers suffering from heat-related injuries, the trails can still be dangerous. If you plan to go hiking during the cooler months, you should still take appropriate precautions to ensure your safety. 

“We’re relieved firefighters were able to rescue the hiker and transport her to safety. Please follow safe hiking practices if you plan to be on the trails during the off-season,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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