DEEP CREEK – A 32-year-old Hesperia woman was hoist rescued from the Deep Creek riverbed on Monday afternoon, officials said. Due to the rough terrain, at around 2:39 p.m. the San Bernardino Fire Department air rescue was dispatched. The pilot, Corporal Mike Gilley flew the helicopter into the canyon hovering over the injured woman, who was identified as Elizabeth Heaton.
The Medic/RN Melanie Munns was hoisted 85 feet to Heaton, where she was placed in a Bauman Screamer Suit. Heaton was lifted into the helicopter. Munns was then hoisted up and Heaton was transported to the top off Deep Creek Spillway to a waiting ground ambulance. Heaton was transported to Desert Valley Hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
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