A hiker collapsed on a trail in the Cleveland National Forest south of Corona Sunday, requiring Corona and Riverside County firefighters to mount a rescue operation.

The “hiker down” call was received at about 11:55 a.m. in the area of Skyline Drive and Main Divide Truck trails, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Multiple county and Corona fire crews were sent to the location to find the victim, who was aided by fellow trekkers in requesting help, according to reports from the scene.

As of 12:30 p.m., the hiker had not been located, and a sheriff’s helicopter crew was summoned to search the area and possibly initiate a hoist rescue.

The nature of the person’s injuries was not immediately known.

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