Stranded Hiker Rescued from Local Mountains

Police rescued a stranded hiker from a mountain trail in Palm Springs during last week’s rainstorm. The hiker called for assistance at 12:28 a.m. The Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue team responded to the scene, but they were unable to reach the hiker due to the heavy rainfall that had created dangerous floodwaters in the mountains.

At first light, authorities requested a California Highway Patrol (CHP) helicopter to retrieve the stranded hiker. Medical personnel at the landing zone determined the hiker had developed hyperthermia. He was transferred to a local hospital for treatment. 

Hiking in Inclement Weather is Dangerous

Hiking in Palm Springs comes with risks even in good weather. The heavy rain, winds and cold weather that swept through the area last week made the terrain even more dangerous. Hikers should always avoid taking on the mountains until after the weather has cleared. When the weather is once again appropriate for hiking, make sure to read over our 8 hiking safety tips.

“We’re grateful to the responsive teams who rescued this stranded hiker. Hikers should never attempt the trails during dangerous weather,” 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 in an accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 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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