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Firefighters rescue hiker near Murrieta


Last updated 4/21/2018 at 10:04pm

MURRIETA – A woman who fell ill while hiking on a remote trail in the unincorporated area of De Luz was rescued by firefighters Saturday, April 21.

The medical emergency was reported at 1:24 p.m. on the Vernal Pool Trail near California and Rancho California roads, about two miles outside of Murrieta, according to April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department.

Firefighters trekked about a mile and a half to reach the hiker, identified only as an elderly woman who was suffering from heat exhaustion.

Firefighters brought the heat-stricken hiker down to an awaiting an ambulan...

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