Palm Springs First Responders Airlift Shirtless Hiker Trapped On Cliff In Scorching Heat

Palm Springs First Responders Airlift Shirtless Hiker Trapped On Cliff In Scorching Heat


Bradshaw Trail“But look at the way he was dressed: a pair of shorts. The sun’s gonna cook you out here.”

A man wearing only shorts needed to be rescued by Palm Springs first responders after blazing temperature trapped him on a cliff. SF Gate reports the man called 911 at 1 p.m. Thursday. He told dispatch he was trapped on a cliffside in the nearly 110 degree heat.

“I’m not injured, I’ve just been in the sun, just sunburned.” 

Nearly two dozen rescuers were sent the scene, including a helicopter from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Using pings from the man’s cell phone, rescuers were able to narrow down his location and send the helicopter to pick him up. The hiker was found and flown to safety.

Hiking is never recommended in 100+ degree temps, but heat exhaustion can happen far before temperatures reach extremes. Nausea, headache, vomiting and cramps are all signs of heat exhaustion. Hikers should stop immediately if experiencing symptoms and find a shaded place to rest. Be sure to bring plenty of water to drink and/or pour on your body to cool down.



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