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Hiker takes spill on mountain trail, requiring rescue


Last updated 12/28/2018 at 1:02pm

IDYLLWILD - A hiker had to be rescued by firefighters after falling on a mountain trail just east of Idyllwild on Friday, Dec. 28, suffering a leg fracture that left him stranded.

The "hiker down'' call was received about 11:35 a.m. on the Phoenix Trail near Humber Park, northeast of Howland Road, in the San Bernardino National Forest, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Area residents apparently encountered the injured man while walking their dogs and called for help.

Multiple engine crews converged at the trailhead, then firefighters hiked about 15 minutes to reach the patient, whose name not released.

The hiker was unable to walk under his own power, so firefighters used a stretcher to carry him to the emergency staging area, where he was loaded into an ambulance and taken to a hospital.


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