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Man Hoist Rescued After Near Drowning at Aztec Falls

Man Hoist Rescued After Near Drowning at Aztec Falls

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A 19-year-old male was rescued from emergency medical personnel from the Aztec Falls in the northern area of Twin Peaks.

The reporting party reported a possible drowning of a male victim who had jumped off of a small cliff into the water. When he hit the water he lost consciousness and bystanders pulled him from the water. They provided aid until emergency medical personnel arrived. 

On Thursday, July 18, 2019, at around 2:40 p.m., San Bernardino County Fire requested the assistance of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit for a hoist rescue. The crew flew to the location and observed several subjects pointing to a male victim on top of a large rock. 

A medic was hoisted down to the victim in order to secure and hoist him into the helicopter. He was subsequently transported by air to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said that the victim was alert and oriented during his transport to the hospital.

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