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Hiker rescued in Ventura County after not packing enough water during heatwave

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Ventura County Fire Department
hiker not enough water rescue
Ventura County Fire Department

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - Ventura County firefighters responded to reports of a hiker in need of rescue near Faria Beach west of Ventura.

The call came in around 3:07 p.m.

Arriving firefighters found the hiker had not brought enough water with them when they left on their hike.

The individual was helped back to the road where fire crews were able to give them fluids.

Firefighters offered to take the hiker to the hospital, but the hiker reportedly declined.

Ventura County Fire has been advising community members not to go out hiking during this extreme heatwave.

Numerous hiking trails in the areas surrounding the county were decidedly closed Saturday afternoon after County firefighters had to rescue more than eight hikers who became ill due to high heat that day.

County Fire would like every individual to assess what they are capable of before they go outside in high temperatures. Every person is advised to be highly prepared for their day's plans.

As a reminder, during a heatwave always carry and drink plenty of water, avoid intensive activities and stay indoors as much as possible in order to reduce your chances of heat-related illness.

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Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.

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