Rescue Tramway

August 18, 2021
Palm Springs Tramway – Mt. San Jacinto

Written by James Eckhardt
On Wednesday evening, we got a call that a hiker near San Jacinto peak was possibly having a stroke. I was first from our team to arrive at the tram, however Palm Springs Fire, AMR and Cal Fire were already taking the tram up.

I worked on getting more information, and soon heard that the subject was hiking out with a tram employee. By the time the rest of the RMRU members had arrived, the subject had made it back to the tram, and Cal Fire confirmed the subject was just experiencing exhaustion from the hike rather than a stroke.

RMRU members involved:
Caleb Milner, Coby Brown, James Eckhardt, Matt Frenken, Pete Carlson