Hiker rescued from trail near Ortega Highway

LAKE ELSINORE – A helicopter hoisted a hiker with a medical emergency to safety in an unincorporated area near Lake Elsinore, authorities said Sunday, Aug. 27.

The emergency was reported Saturday, Aug. 26, at 4:12 p.m. on a trail near the 34000 block of Ortega (74) Highway, said Tawny Cabral of the Riverside County Fire Department.

Due to the remote location, a CalFire helicopter was used to airlift the patient to a hospital in serious condition, Cabral said.

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