At approximately 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the Lake Havasu City Fire Department responded to a report of a hiker in distress approximately a half-mile past a frequently visited slot canyon on a desert mountain trail at S.A.R.A. Park. The hiker was suffering from exposure to the weather and possible heat exhaustion.
Engine 3, Rescue 3 (a desert rescue unit), and a Battalion Chief responded. The rescuers located and removed the hiker from the desert within 45 minutes. The patient was assessed at the scene and released without transport to the hospital.
The Fire Department would like to remind hikers to take plenty of water and be careful not to under estimate the distance they are hiking and the extreme desert temperatures. The hikers had a cell phone, which assisted rescuers in locating them.
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