Hiker Hoist Rescued from Deep Creek Area Trail

Hiker Hoist Rescued from Deep Creek Area Trail

A 31-year-old North Carolina woman was hoist rescued from Devil’s Hole in the Deep Creek area on Thursday. Sheriff’s officials said that Elinor Angel was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail when she became ill. Angel was on a backpacking trip following the Pacific Crest Trail to Canada when she began vomiting. She called for medical assistance when she was no longer able to continue hiking.

The Sheriff’s helicopter, 40K2 responded to the search. Angel was located in the remote area with steep and rocky terrain located approximately 2-3 miles from Lake Arrowhead. A rescue helicopter (40K4) was requested at the scene due to the terrain features in the area. The rescue helicopter, using a hoist lowered the rescue medic 100 feet down to Angel’s location. Angel was unable to hike out of the area because of her medical condition. She was placed in a rescue harness and hoisted into the helicopter.

She was transported to Mountains Community Hospital for the treatment of her undisclosed medical condition.

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  • Sheriff’s Rescue Helicopter 40K4: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department