Hiker rescued in Palm Desert, taken to hospital for minor injuries

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PALM DESERT (KNX) — Riverside County fire officials responded to a hiker with a minor low extremity injury late Tuesday morning.

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The injured hiker was reported before 10 a.m. at the Art Smith Trailhead in Palm Desert, according to a tweet by the department.

Firefighters hiked one-and-half miles to where the victim was located..

A California Highway Patrol helicopter carried the victim to a waiting ground ambulance where he was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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