Hiker Rescued Off Local Hiking Trail

By Adam Stocksdale, News Channel 3 Producer

PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Firefighters administered CPR Saturday to a hiker in full cardiac arrest on a trail in Mesa View, an unincorporated area of Palm Desert, before taking him to an area hospital, according to a Cal Fire spokeswoman.

Shortly after 1 p.m., fire crews reached an elderly man reported down in full arrest on the Art Smith hiking trail, just west of the Bighorn Country Club, Cal Fire's Jody Hagemann said.


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