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    Hikers Rescued After Suffering Injuries on Forest Trail

    By City News Service,

    2024-06-17
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    Two hikers who were injured while trekking in the San Bernardino National Forest north of Anza today were rescued by emergency personnel, with one victim taken by helicopter to a trauma center for treatment of an apparent head injury.

    The "hikers down'' call was received at 12:15 p.m. along Little Thomas Mountain Road, near the Thomas Mountain Campground, roughly a mile west of Highway 74, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

    The agency said multiple engine crews, along with U.S. Forest Service personnel, found the hikers located within a couple hundred yards of one another.

    Officials said one victim suffered a head injury that caused temporary loss of consciousness, while the other had unspecified minor injuries. Neither was identified.

    A sheriff's helicopter crew hoisted the seriously injured patient off of the trail and transported him to a makeshift landing zone at nearby Lake Hemet, where a Reach Air ambulance retrieved the victim at 1:20 p.m. and took him to a hospital, according to reports from the scene.

    The other party was reportedly taken by ground ambulance to a medical facility for further evaluation.

    The circumstances behind the injuries were not immediately known.

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