APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com)- A 16-year-old girl from Fontana was rescued to safety after becoming exhausted and dehydrated while hiking.
The hoist rescue occurred on Saturday, February 4th, at 5:00 p.m., in the Bowen Ranch area of Apple Valley better known as Deep Creek.
The victim was in steep terrain when she became exhausted and dehydrated. Unable to continue hiking, her friends decided to call 911.
San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel responded and hiked down to her location.
They found the victim was unable to hike out on her own and determined she would need to be hoist rescued. The victim was located approximately one mile down steep terrain from the top of the trailhead. San Bernardino County Air Rescue 07 was requested to assist, according to a Sheriff’s press release,
The crew of Air Rescue 07, with Corporal Michael Gilley, Deputy Wayne Hess, Flight Nurse Kenny Lard, Flight Nurse Stacey Price and Dr. Steve Patterson responded.
The crew located the victim and Fire Department personnel in the steep canyon and determined the victim would need to be hoisted. Crew Chief Deputy Hess lowered Flight Nurse Lard 65 feet down to the victim.
The victim was secured into a rescue harness and hoisted into the helicopter, followed by Flight Nurse Lard. Once in the helicopter, Flight Nurse Lard and Dr. Patterson determined the victim was not suffering from life-threatening injuries.
The crew flew the victim to a nearby waiting ambulance for treatment and transport.