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Dehydrated Teen at Deep Creek Rescued by Sheriff’s Aviation

DEEP CREEK, Calif. ( A 19-year-old woman from Hesperia had to be rescued out of Deep Creek by the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit Friday afternoon.

A group of friends hiked several miles into the hot springs area of Deep Creek. After several hours, the group began hiking out.

The Hesperia teen became dehydrated and her friends called 911 and requested assistance, sheriff’s officials said.

Personnel from the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded.

The group was still several miles from the trailhead and due to the remote location, personnel requested Sheriff’s Air Rescue 06 and Sheriff’s Patrol helicopter 40 King respond to assist.

The crew of 40 King, Deputy Doug Brimmer and Deputy Carlos Quezada arrived and located them on the trail.

The crew of Air Rescue 06, Sergeant Michael Gilley, Sergeant James Mahan, Deputy Chris Mejia and Flight Medic Jeff Centeno arrived a short time later.

The crews determined the teen would need to be hoist rescued from the location.

Using a hoist, Flight Medic Centeno was lowered and performed an initial an assessment of the patient and found she had non-life threatening injuries before being flown to a nearby waiting ambulance.

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