FOREST FALLS – A 35-year-old Banning woman was injured while hiking in a recently closed area of Forest Falls Saturday evening. Lea Hernandez was hiking in the Big Falls area, where there are large waterfalls and entered a closed area to climb the falls.
Suddenly, Hernandez lost footing and fell approximately 30 feet from a waterfall into a rocky area below. The fall caused major injuries. The San Bernardino County Fire Department and the Sheriff’s helicopter arrived on scene to perform a hoist rescue.
The helicopter was positioned over the narrow canyon area, and the Air Medic Nurse was lower 130 feet to the ground. She placed Hernandez into a litter and separately, the two were hoisted into the helicopter. Hernandez was flown to a trauma center for treatment of her injuries.
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