On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., 40King6 and Air Rescue 306 were
requested to assist deputies and San Bernardino Co. Fire on a search and rescue
in the area of Angelus Oaks. It was
reported that two subjects who were camping in the area went missing the night
before at about 8:00 p.m. Deputies made
contact with a friend of the missing hikers and he stated that while trying to
access the creek-bed for water, the male subject fell from the trail due to the
ground underfoot giving away. The female
victim, after not hearing from the male victim for some time, went looking for
her companion. She also became stuck in
the canyon with no way to climb up or down.
The crew of 40King6, Air Rescue 306 was
led to the general area and the female victim was located by an aerial search. While setting up to hoist the female victim
from the canyon, the crew of AR306 spotted the male victim, approximately 50
yards east. The male victim was hidden under a canopy of trees and was spotted
by his efforts of signaling the helicopter by waving a blue shirt attached to a
stick from under the trees.
S.B. Co. Firefighter/Paramedic Sherwin
was lowered approximately 200 feet to the female to prepare her for a hoist
extraction. While on the ground with her,
medic Sherwin was able to determine that both victims were uninjured with the
exception of minor bumps/bruises. The
female was hoisted from the mountain side and transferred to the care of the
deputies and fire personnel awaiting at the Angelus Oaks heli-spot.
Upon contacting the male victim,
Sherwin was able to place him into a hoist harness and position him in an area
accessible to AR306. AR306 then hoisted
both back to the helicopter.
Crew of AR306; Pilot- Deputy D. Borgerd, Crew Chief- Deputy
J. Scalise, Fire Captain- S. Simpson, Firefighter/Paramedic- E. Sherwin.
Crew of 40King6: Pilot- Deputy D.
Brimmer, Flight Officer-Deputy R. Peppler
Refer: J. Scalise