A woman was rescued Sunday after injuring her ankle while hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
The 24-year-old from Freemont had planned to hike 2,650 miles from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, a sheriff's news release said. Her name was not released.
Sheriff's search and rescue volunteers found her after she called 911 complaining of severe ankle pain, according to the release. She was taken to a local urgent care center.
Sheriff's search and rescue is urging the public to use extra caution when hiking local areas, always let someone know the route that will be traveled and bring some type of shelter as well as plenty of food and water.