Updated at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 28
A dehydrated, injured male hiker was successfully rescued Saturday from a remote area west of Palm Springs, according to a fire official.
A helicopter and eight CAL FIRE/Riverside County firefighters were dispatched at 11:32 a.m. to the Cactus to Clouds Trail, according to Mark Annas, a spokesman for the agency.
The male hiker was hoisted to the helicopter and flown to a hospital for
treatment by 1:25 p.m., Annas said.
The hiker's injuries were described as moderate.
American Medical Response and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department cooperated in the rescue effort.