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Two women injured during rock slide at Bonita Falls



HESPERIA, Calif. ( — A rock slide at a popular hiking destination in Lytle Creek injured two women who required to be hoist rescued to safety over the weekend, officials said.

It happened on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at about 1:20 pm, helicopters AR306 and 40King5 were dispatched to the area of Bonita Falls, in Lytle Creek for a report of a possible rock slide resulting in several people getting hurt.

A group of Firefighters with San Bernardino County hiked into the remote area and were assisted by the responding helicopters.

“Upon contact, the team requested that AR306 perform a hoist of two victims, who were suffering from minor/moderate injuries sustained by falling rocks,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

Deputy Peppler positioned AR306 overhead of the victims and Deputy Hess lowered Medic Katzer to the base of the falls to assist the Fire Department. It was determined that both victims needed to be removed by hoist.

The first victim, Miriam Becerril, 37, of Hesperia was hoisted via rescue harness and flown to an awaiting ambulance. Helicopter AR306 returned and then hoisted Lourdes Hernandez, 40, of San Bernardino using a stokes basket and was flown to LLUMC to be treated for injuries.

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