Hiker Flown Out and Taken to Hospital

LAKE ELSINORE – A hiker suffered breathing problems today during a trek near Canyon Hills Community Park in Lake Elsinore and was flown out.

Dispatchers received a 911 call shortly after 11 a.m. about the hiker who was in a remote area of Canyon Hills. A helicopter crew spotted the hiker and flew the person to a waiting ambulance north of Canyon Hills Road and Hillside Drive, the Riverside County Fire Department reported.

The hiker whose gender or age was not disclosed was taken to a hospital, Cal Fire spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said. A medical condition was not immediately known.

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