RESCUE: Female Hiker Complains of Nausea, Dehydration on Bump & Grind

She was taken to an area hospital by firefighter paramedics in stable condition.

A female hiker complaining of nausea and dehydration on the Bump-and-Grind Trail south of Palm Desert was rescued Thursday by firefighters, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said.

Four engine crews and one truck company responded at 10:33 a.m. Jan. 31, and firefighters used a vehicle to drive the hiker a quarter-mile down the trail, Melody Hendrickson of Cal Fire-Riverside County said in a statement.

"The female patient was transported to an area hospital by firefighter paramedics in stable condition," Hendrickson said in an update at 1:30 p.m.

A total of 17 firefighters responded along with one ambulance, Hendrickson said.

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linda hanna February 01, 2013 at 05:19 AM
17 Firefighters and an ambulance? Isn't this overkill for one hiker???
MARK February 01, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Maybe its the Big Horn Sheep curse, saying "Stay off my Mountain" Come on Man.


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