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Hiker Rescued at Top of Palm Springs Tram

The Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit was unable to immediately reach the lost hiker due to high winds.

A hiker got lost after wandering off a trail at the top of the Palm Springs Tram on Sunday afternoon.

The Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) located Long Nguyen, of Antelope, under an outcropping of rocks near Skyline Trail, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. RMRU was unable to immediately reach the hiker due to high winds and the hiker was told to stay where he was.

When RMRU was able to safely reach Nguyen, they found him uninjured and escorted him back to the tram.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department reminds 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.

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