SAN BERNARDINO, Ca. – An injured 30-year-old Rancho Cucamonga woman was rescued by Sheriff’s Aviation on Saturday morning.
At around 11:00 a.m. San Bernardino County Fire requested the assistance of Sheriff’s Aviation, for an injured hiker in the Mount Baldy area. San Bernardino County helicopter 40King6 responded to the area to search for the stranded victim. The victim had a GPS Spot device, which was activated and sent a location to the Office of Emergency Services. The information was passed on to Sheriff’s Aviation and was helpful in locating the victim.
The crew was able to quickly locate the injured hiker at Baldy Bowl, which is approximately at the 9,000 foot level. Sheriff’s Air Rescue 306 was called in order to perform a hoist rescue. The medic was lowered and made contact with the victim who had an injury to her ankle. The woman was placed into a rescue harness and hoisted into the hovering helicopter. The medic was hoisted back into the helicopter after. The victim was transported to a waiting ambulance where she was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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