CRESTLINE, Calif. (VVNG.com) – A 17-year-old girl from Victorville was rescued after falling 75 feet while hiking in the popular “heart rock” trail, authorities said.
On Saturday, April 22nd, at 3:55 p.m. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Aviation was requested by the San Bernardino County Fire Department for a hoist rescue of a 17-year-old fall victim.
The victim was hiking in the Camp Seely area of Crestline and fell approximately 75 feet down a steep ravine. As a result of the fall, the victim sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The Valley patrol helicopter 40King4 quickly responded and located the victim. The crew could not complete the hoist due to the height of the trees in the area and requested Sheriff’s Air Rescue 307 to respond. Air Rescue 307 has a hoist with a length of over 200 feet. Air Rescue 307 responded and lowered rescue/medical personnel approximately 220 feet to the victim.
The victim was placed in a rescue litter, hoisted up into the helicopter and flown to Loma Linda University Medical Center for her injuries.