Two women overcome by heat exhaustion while hiking a Palm Springs trail amid blistering temperatures Tuesday required a helicopter hoist rescue.
A call came in about 1:40 p.m. that two hikers were experiencing heat-related medical issues on the Skyline Trail, about two miles from the closest roadway, according to Palm Springs Fire Department Capt. Nathan Gunkel.
Firefighters hiked in 115-degree heat to the women’s location before calling in a helicopter, which airlifted the women from the hillside to a waiting ambulance, before returning to pick up the firefighters, Gunkel said.
The women, whose names were not released, were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
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