Stranded Hiker Airlifted from Palm Springs Trail
Stranded Hiker Airlifted from Palm Springs Trail

A stranded hiker was rescued from a Palm Springs trail Saturday morning. The hiker called police at 8 p.m. Friday requesting assistance. He had fallen down a ravine near Dry Falls Trail and was trapped.

Fortunately, the hiker was not injured, but he told police he did not have enough water. Palm Springs Police Search and Rescue went out to find him Friday night, but they were unable to rescue him due to terrain and weather. They communicated with the hiker throughout the night via cell phone.

On Saturday morning, the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Super Puma helicopter was dispatched to assist in the hiker’s rescue. He was located and airlifted to safety. The hiker was uninjured, save for some dehydration.  

Rules for Safe Desert Hiking

Many hikers are drawn to the beautiful and adventurous mountain trails around Palm Springs. And while hiking can be a fun and healthy activity, it can also be dangerous if hikers are not extremely careful. Read over these 8 rules for safe hiking in the desert if you need a refresher.

“Every summer we hear about hikers being stranded or hurt on the trails. Please put your safety first if you plan to do any hiking in the heat,” 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, El Centro, 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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