APPLE VALLEY – A 16-year-old Fontana girl went hiking with some of her friends in the Bowen Ranch area of Apple Valley on Saturday evening. After hiking for a while in steep terrain she became exhausted and was dehydrated. Unable to walk any further, her friends called 911.
San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel attempted to make their way down to the girl who was approximately one mile down steep terrain. Fire personnel confirmed that the victim was not able to hike out and would require a hoist rescue. Air Rescue 07 was requested to the scene to assist.
The crew arrived on scene and located the victim in the steep canyon. The flight nurse was lowered approximately 65 feet down to the victim. The victim was secured into a rescue harness and hoisted into the helicopter, with the flight nurse following. The crew determined that the victim was not suffering from any life-threatening injuries and flew her to an awaiting ambulance.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
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