In the evening hours of Sunday, April 21, 2013, Cabazon Station a report of a hiker in need of rescue on the “Cactus to Clouds” trail head near the Palm Springs Tram. The lone hiker, identified as John Cardenas of Indio, California, used his cell phone to call the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center and requested assistance because he was out of water, dehydrated and cramping.
Deputies responded to the The California State Parks Rangers mobilized first and located Cardenas, but due to dehydration, they were unable to escort him safely out. A Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) member and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit were used to hoist Mr. Cardenas to safety.
After being evaluated by AMR for mild dehydration, Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies escorted Cardenas back to his vehicle at the Cactus to Clouds trailhead. Mr. Cardenas was not injured and appeared to be in good spirits. Mr. Cardenas did not require medical treatment.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind hiking enthusiasts to carry proper equipment for any outdoor excursion. Proper preparedness includes a well thought-out travel plan shared with friends and family, as well as familiarity with common hiking equipment, such as G.P.S., maps and compasses. RMRU offers several helpful, lifesaving tips at their website (www.rmru.org).
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