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Hiker rescued after suffering heat exhaustion near Palm Springs

June 12, 2012 |  5:01 pm

Map shows general area where a hiker was rescued near Palm Springs.
A hiker who suffered heat exhaustion amid triple-digit temperatures in the Palm Springs area was rescued Tuesday afternoon by firefighters.

Firefighters hiked into the area near Fall Creek and Snow Creek roads and helped load the man onto a helicopter, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The man was flown to a nearby ambulance and driven to a hospital. He was listed in moderate condition, the department said.

The temperature in Palm Springs on Tuesday afternoon was 107 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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Map shows area where a hiker was rescued Tuesday. Credit: Google Maps

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