Hiker injured on forest trail south of Corona, rescued by chopper crew

CORONA (CNS) - A hiker who collapsed on a trail in the Cleveland National Forest south of Corona today was rescued by a Riverside County sheriff's helicopter crew in a joint operation coordinated by county firefighters. The "hiker down" call was received at about 11:55 a.m. in the area of Skyline Drive and Main Divide Truck trails, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Multiple county and Corona fire crews were sent to the location to find the victim, who was aided by fellow trekkers in requesting help, according to reports from the scene. Firefighters were unable to reach the remote area where the hiker was stranded, and the sheriff's Rescue-9 helicopter crew was summoned to retrieve the injured person, who was picked up at about 12:55 p.m. and taken to a hospital for trea
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