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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:    Monday, May 26, 2014

Incident:        Search and Rescue

Location:        Mt. Baldy

Victim(s):        Joseph Fridlandern, 26, resident of San Diego

                        Lauren Polinsky, 26, resident of San Diego




On Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 11:19 p.m. two hikers were reported missing on Mt. Baldy.  Joseph Fridlandern, 26 and Lauren Polinsky, 26, both residents of San Diego became separated from their friends while hiking to Mt. Baldy Summit.  The two hikers did not return at the end of the day and their friends reported them missing. 

West Valley Search and Rescue, along with Sheriff's Aviation began a search.

On Monday, May 26, 2014 at 10:20 a.m. both hikers were located and walked out with search and rescue personnel.  Neither hiker sustained any injuries.








John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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