Trekker requires rescue after collapsing from illness on trail near Wildomar

WILDOMAR (CNS) - A hiker who collapsed on a trail just east of Wildomar today was rescued by air and ground crews and taken to a hospital. The "hiker down" call was received about 1:10 p.m. in the area of Farm and Bundy Canyon roads, and firefighters located the trekker within 30 minutes, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The hiker, whose name was not released, had become ill from unknown causes, possibly dehydration in the 90-degree heat. Crews arranged for a helicopter to retrieve him and fly him to a makeshift landing zone, where he was loaded into an ambulance about 2 p.m. and taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar. He was in stable condition, according to reports from the scene.
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