Officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to the area of Calle Tecate and Avenida Ramirez, La Quinta, in reference to a lost hiker. It was learned that a 21-year-old female was lost on a nearby hiking trail without food or water. The California Highway Patrol Helicopter and the Desert Search and Rescue Team (DSART) assisted with search efforts.The female was located un-injured a short time later and assisted to safety from the desert trail.
The La Quinta Police Department would like to remind the public to consider taking plenty of water, food, mobile charging port in order to maintain a charged cell phone and always hike with a companion or a group and notify friends and family concerning specific hiking plans and expected time and location of return.
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