A hiker suffering from an unspecified medical emergency was hoisted off a trail in Palm Desert by a rescue helicopter Saturday.

Emergency personnel were notified of the hiker at 7:18 a.m., according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Firefighters trekked the Bump and Grind trail to the hiker’s location where they helped secure the patient to the rescue helicopter, fire officials said.

The hiker was flown to an awaiting ground ambulance and taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

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