A rescue helicopter was used to pull an injured hiker off a trail near Corona Saturday.

The injury was reported around 11:30 a.m. about 2 1/2 miles up Fresno Trail in the Santa Ana Mountains, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

A helicopter crew extracted the injured hiker, who was taken to an awaiting ground ambulance.

Fire officials said the hiker was hospitalized with moderate injuries.

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