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Tuesday November 20th, 2018 :: 07:34 a.m. PST


Aviation & Co. Fire personnel rescue an injured hiker in Bonita Falls

DATE/TIME:   Sunday, November 18, 2018              5:30 p.m.
INCIDENT:     Night Vision Goggle Hoist Rescue    
LOCATION:    Bonita Falls, Lytle Creek
VICTIM:            Grayson Roberts, 29, Eastvale, Ca
CREW:            40King3- Pilot- Deputy B. Miller, Flight Officer- Deputy G. Ditfurth
AR306-  Pilot- Deputy R. Peppler, Crew Chief- Deputy W. Hess, Medics-  Deputy G. Yee, Citizen Volunteer R. Potter
On Sunday, November 18th at approximately 5:30 p.m., AR306 and 40King3 were requested by San Bernardino County Fire to the area of Bonita Falls, in Lytle Creek for a report of an injured hiker that was stuck and could not hike down.

40King3 arrived onscene and spoke with San Bernardino County Fire Incident Commander, who had a team of firefighters hiking to the base of the falls for patient contact. 40King3 located the victim in a location not accessible to ground personnel, high above the water fall, on a ledge approximately 4’X4’. 40King3 determined the only way to get the victim was by a hoist rescue.

AR306 positioned overhead of the victim and Deputy Hess lowered Medic Potter to the victim. It was determined that the victim had minor injuries and he was then placed into a rescue harness. Once the medic had the victim ready, AR306 hoisted the victim to the helicopter followed by the medic. AR306 transported the victim to a nearby landing zone where he was treated by paramedics.

Refer:              Deputy R. Peppler
Station:            Emergency Operations Division- Aviation Unit
Case #:           18-236855
Phone No.       (909)252-4100
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
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