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Friday February 15th, 2019 :: 10:19 a.m. PST


Sheriff's Aviation & Dive Team personnel conduct 3 swift water rescues in the Mojave Riverbed

DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 14, 2019        6:20 p.m.      
INCIDENT:    Swift Water Rescue
LOCATION:   Multiple locations in the Victor Valley area
On Thursday, February 14, 2019, the Sheriff’s desert patrol helicopter 40King3 responded to three separate swift water rescues in the Mojave Riverbed. Due to the large amount of rain in the area, the river rapidly swelled trapping several subjects in the water and on islands in the middle of the river. The crew of 40King3 responded with a Sheriff’s Dive Team member, who was assigned to the crew in anticipation of the heavy rainfall.
A total of five (5) subjects were rescued by the crew and transferred to medical personnel staged nearby.
40King3 crew:
Pilot:                                       Corporal Jon Anderson
Crew Chief:                           Deputy Chis Mejia
Dive Team Member:            Detective Mark Rios
Refer:             Cpl. Jon Anderson
Station:          Emergency Operations Division- Aviation Unit
Case #:          DR# 091900210
Phone No.     (909)252-4100
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
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