A hiker suffering from heat exhaustion was hoisted from a Palm Springs-area trail by helicopter today, a county fire department spokeswoman said.
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Someone alerted authorities about the hiker, who was near Snow Creek and Fall Creeks roads, about 2:15 p.m. Firefighters reached the male hiker, and then called for a helicopter to hoist him down from the trail, Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson said.
The man was transported to a local hospital, Hendrickson said.
He was expected to recover.