An injured hiker was rescued in Palm Desert Sunday.

The hiker was reported injured around 11:57 a.m. Sunday on the Bump and Grind Trail, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Crews began hiking their way up the trail to the hiker, who suffered a lower extremity injury about a half-mile to three quarters of a mile up the trail, the fire department said.

The hiker was hoisted by a California Highway Patrol helicopter and flown to an awaiting ground ambulance before being taken to a hospital.

The severity of the hiker’s injury was unknown.

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