A 50-year-old Corona woman was hoist rescued from Bonita Falls after becoming ill as a result of a heat-related injury.
On Saturday, August 24, 2019, at around 9:30 a.m. , Sheriff’s Aviation was requested for an injured hiker at Bonita Falls. 40King6, the Sheriff’s patrol helicopter responded to the area to search for the victim. Dispatchers were able to get the GPS coordinates from when the victim called. When they got to the general area, several people were waving and pointing underneath large trees, sheriff’s officials said.
The crew was not able to see the injured victim and thought the victim was in an area not visible from the air. 40King6 requested Sheriff’s Air Rescue 306 due to the location and terrain. Ait Rescue 306 arrived and lowered a medic to make contact with the victim. The medic was lowered between the trees and hiked a short distance to the victim. The victim was placed into a rescue harness and hoisted into the waiting helicopter. The medic was then hoisted back into the helicopter.
The victim had non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an ambulance at Lytle Creek Ranger Station.
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