FINAL UPDATE 5/12/19 @ 5:33 p.m. - The patient was extricated by H60, flown to an awaiting ground ambulance & transported to an area hospital with moderate injuries.
UPDATE 5/12/19 @ 4:47 p.m. - Firefighters are still working to move the patient to an area for hoist extrication and are estimating an additional two hour commitment time.
UPDATE 5/12/19 @ 3:13 p.m. - Firefighters are still working to move the patient. Resources will remain committed for approximately two hours.
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of a hiker with a lower extremity injury near Painted Canyon Rd X Box Canyon Rd in Mecca. Ground resources are on scene and making access to the patient's location. California Highway Patrol's (CHP) helicopter H60 has been requested to assist. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.