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An elderly man in the midst of an unspecified medical emergency atop a Palm Desert hiking trail was rescued Thursday.

Fire crews responded around 10:50 a.m. to the top of the Bump and Grind Trail to a report of a man having a medical emergency, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Team subsequently responded to the scene and assisted with a helicopter, which hoisted the man to paramedics waiting at the Palm Desert Fire Station 33, fire officials said.

The man was subsequently taken in stable condition to a hospital by ambulance, according to fire officials.

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