Injured Hiker

May 3, 2014
Skyline Trail Tramway

Written by Glenn Henderson

We received a call from dispatch at 2:40PM that there was an injured hiker on the Skyline Trail above Palm Springs. We were to meet at the Palm Springs Tram. When we got there we met other RMRU team members and DSAR (Desert Search and Rescue) also was on scene with 5 members. The Sheriff’s helicopter Star 9 was flying and found the hiker. They were able to do a one skid hover and dropped 2 state park rangers off but they did not have a hoist to be able to extract the hiker. He was extremely dehydrated and had an injured ankle. A CHP helicopter was called and they were able to hoist the hiker and get him to medical aid. RMRU was released at 6:30PM.

RMRU Members Involved: Cameron Dickinson, Glenn Henderson, Dana Potts, Les Walker, and Gwenda Yates.