A hiker was bitten by a rattlesnake on a trail near Thousand Palms Wednesday and was airlifted out of the area for medical treatment.
Fire personnel received word of the injured hiker at 10:16 a.m. on the Pushawalla Palms Trail at the Coachella Valley Preserve, in the 29000 block of Thousand Palms Canyon Road.
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Due to the remote location, a California Highway Patrol helicopter airlifted the unidentified hiker to a waiting ambulance, which took the victim to a hospital for injuries described as moderate, according to Tawny Cabral of the Riverside County Fire Department.
–City News Service
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